A winter weather advisory is in effect until 7am on Saturday for Beaufort, Mainland Hyde, Martin, Outer Banks Dare, Tyrrell, Washington and western Dare County. The threats are black ice and slick roadways.
An elderly woman was killed after troopers say her pickup truck ran off the road and struck a tree. Her dog survived the crash, but was killed a few minutes later by a passing vehicle.
Killed in the 11:20 a.m. crash was Joan Blandford of New Bern.
The accident happened on Brices Creek Road near the New Bern Yacht Club. Troopers say the 74-year-old woman's truck ran off the road in a curve, struck a driveway culvert, hit a tree and landed in a yard.
The Highway Patrol says after the accident the woman's dog jumped out of the truck and was struck and killed by a passing vehicle.
Troopers are still investigating why the woman's vehicle ran off the road.