A winter storm warning goes into effect at 7 a.m. Friday for Beaufort, Dare, mainland Hyde, Martin, Tyrrell and Washington counties. A winter storm advisory goes into effect at 7 a.m. Friday for the rest of Eastern Carolina. The threats are snow, sleet and freezing rain.
The Department of Transportation has set plans to construct a new drawbridge across the Trent River in New Bern. D.O.T. officials say the new bridge should be up and running by January 2010. Bids are expected to be accepted next month. If a bid is awarded construction on the new bridge is set to begin in March. The Department of Transportation says crews likely will be restricted from working in the water from March until September because of fish migration.