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.
Three people have been killed in a wreck near Lenoir.
Officials say two women and a child were killed in the wreck late Wednesday afternoon.
North Carolina Highway Patrol Sgt. Derek Dawson said the victims were in a speeding car that crossed into oncoming traffic and hit another vehicle.
At least two other people were hurt in the wreck. There was no immediate word on their condition.
The names of the victims have not been released.
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