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 Highway Patrol says that a woman in the east has lost her life following a single car accident.
Troopers out of Jacksonville say that 36-year-old Christina Banks of Richlands was driving east on Richlands Loop Road around noon Saturday, when she ran off the road to the right in a 1998 Ford Mustang coupe, over corrected and struck a ditch before overturning. Officials say that Banks died at the scene.
Troopers say that speed was a contributing factor to the accident.