A winter storm warning is in effect today for Beaufort, Dare, mainland Hyde, Martin, Tyrrell and Washington counties. A winter storm advisory is in effect today for the rest of Eastern Carolina. The threats are snow, sleet and freezing rain.
For the most part storm damage was limited, but not everything escaped the weather free and clear. We visited Pecheles Toyota in Washington as their insurance adjusters surveyed the car lot for damage. Even though the storm only produced a short burst of hail, William Wilson general manager of Pechele's Toyota in Washington told us dozens of cars sustained damage. The good thing according to Wilson is the dents are an easy fix, it just takes awhile due to the volume of cars. Body shop owner Willie Jefferson says minor damage is often hard to spot for the untrained eye, so he recommends getting your car checked by a professional. Jefferson says the good news about minor hail damage is typically a new paint job isn't required and comprehensive auto insurance may cover the cost.