ROAD CONDITIONS: State Urging Drivers To Stay Home

Ice, slush and snow are making areas roadways treacherous.

"The best advice this morning is stay home if you can," said state Emergency Management Director Doug Hoell. "Anyone who is thinking of driving today should first check the road conditions along their route before heading out."

The State Highway Patrol responded to more than 2,570 calls Monday and had already responded to more than 420 calls between midnight and 8 a.m. Tuesday. There have been no reports of fatalities or serious injuries.

All lanes of I-95 were closed overnight near Exit 90 in Johnston County near Four Oaks because of several crashes. The ice on the Neuse River Bridge in New Bern led to troopers close it down for about four hours overnight. It is now back open to traffic.

If your county is not listed, the NC DOT is reporting roadways there to be clear.

Clear for the most part, though icy spots from frozen water are possible on multiple roadways.

The Highway 17 Bypass is considered a trouble spot.

Clear with possible icy spots, though secondary unpaved roads are partially snow covered.

The Highway Patrol said at 9 a.m. that the primary roads are in pretty good shape as they start to thaw. Small accidents have been reported on secondary roads.

Icy spots on roadways.

Troopers say the Craven-Jones County line on Highway 17 is particularly icy.

Road are covered with snow and ice.

Roads in southern Edgecombe County are described as "very slick" by a report to the National Weather Service.

Clear with possibly icy spots.


The Chowan River Bridge in Edenton is very slick. Troopers report one accident there this morning.

Parkers Fishery is closed near Como. The Parkers Ferry is closed due to ice on the vessel deck and ramps.

Roads remain covered with snow and ice.

Roads are clear with possible icy spots.

Roads are clear with possibe icy spots.

NC DOT reports roads remain covered or partially covered with snow and ice.

NC 172 in Sneads Ferry, near SR 1557, is closed, because of bridge icing.

NC DOT reports roads are partially covered with snow and ice.

Roads are clear with possible icy spots.

Greene St. Bridge is closed in Greenville. Police say there have been multiple accidents on the icy bridge.

The Highway Patrol says they are responding to about ten wrecks on US 264 at 8 a.m..

Forlines Rd. near Creekside Elementary is slick, as is the Greene St. Bridge in Greenville.

Highways are okay, according to NC DOT, though icy spots are possible, especially on secondary roads.

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  • by christy Location: deep run on Jan 11, 2011 at 06:50 PM
    I agree with Betty too many places are making their employees come in to work and school with ice everywhere. that is why there are so many deaths and injuries to people. they feel they have to go to work or send their child to school. if you feel it is not safe you should be able to stay home or keep your child home without repercussion.
  • by Betty Formato Location: Asheboro on Jan 11, 2011 at 02:47 PM
    I cannot hardly believe that with roads the way they are and news begging folks to stay home that Verizon OPENED!! Man they must REALLY be hurting for business or just that uncaring about employees and folks to make them come out on roads. ROAD CONDITIONS: State Urging Drivers To Stay Home Can they not read nor hear?
  • by WITN Moderator Location: WITN on Jan 11, 2011 at 12:45 PM
    When posting comments on WITN.COM, please use proper capitalization. We're getting multiple user complaints about posts in ALL CAPS and we do reserve the right to remove them. For those of you who don't know, typing in ALL CAPS is considered SHOUTING. Thank you for your consideration.
  • by katie Location: kinston on Jan 11, 2011 at 09:33 AM
    How are the roads traveling Rte. 11 to Rte 41 going towards Pink Hill, Wallace, and then Burgaw?
  • by Anonymous Location: Tarboro on Jan 11, 2011 at 04:00 AM
    Thanks for the update on Edgecombe County????????
  • by Mike Location: Jax on Jan 11, 2011 at 02:56 AM
    Pennypacker:==== Didn't know pigs skate. I've seen a "horsefly".
  • by voter Location: washington county on Jan 10, 2011 at 06:25 PM
    Washington County Roads Are Icey(Roper Area,Covered with ICE)!!
  • by lena Location: ECU on Jan 10, 2011 at 06:24 PM
    To: Nevermind and whomever"Anonymous' is who lives in the Arapahoe Charter School area. We can't afford to delay or close schools. Did you check your spelling and grammar? We need our kids in school every precious minute so that they can articulate a little better than you.
  • by nevermind Location: craven county on Jan 10, 2011 at 04:51 PM
    if there is snow and ice one the road the y do craven county schools only have a 2 hour delay
  • by mommy Location: Lenoir County on Jan 10, 2011 at 03:59 PM
    The roads out by my house are not clear, they are icy. It's ok until you get near Noble's Mill and then it turns to ice.
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