150+ Crashes Reported, Icy Spots Remain

Troopers tell WITN there were at least 150 crashes in Eastern Carolina Thursday because of the ice and snow.

Road conditions improved in many parts of Eastern Carolina Thursday as temperatures rose.

While the temperatures in some areas are expected to stay just above freezing overnight, others may be close to that mark.

A refreeze and black ice in the northern counties is possible, creating dangerous conditions overnight and into Friday morning.

While there may be slick spots in central and southern counties, the road conditions there are expected to remain improved.

As always, bridges and overpasses freeze first, so use extreme caution.


Road conditions as reported by the North Carolina Department of Transportation and accident information provided by state and local law enforcement as of noon Thursday:


Beaufort County
Partially covered with snow and ice in spots on highways and secondary roads.


Bertie County
Clear with possible icy spots on highways. Secondary roads covered with snow and ice. A school bus is involved in an accident on Highway 45 in Bertie County near Goose Pond. There were children on the bus and some were injured.


Chowan County
Highways and secondary roads covered with ice and snow in spots.


Craven County
The Highway Patrol closed the twin span bridge over the Neuse River in New Bern, but the bridge was opened just before noon. There have been four accidents reported in Craven County, most on Highway 70.

Emergency Management reports widespread freezing rain over most of Craven County north of James City. Most major roads, including Highway 17 and Highway 70 have coatings of ice as of 9:35 a.m.


Currituck County
One accident reported. Highways and secondary roads clear with possible icy spots.



Dare County
Highways and secondary roads clear with icy spots.


Duplin County
Troopers report a fatal accident near the Lenoir County line, near Pink Hill. Officials say it was a head-on collision. New information will be added as it becomes available. There have been 15 total accidents reported in Duplin County. One of them did involve a school bus, but there were no injuries in that crash.


Edgecombe County
All roads reported clear with possible icy spots.


Greene County
A viewer reports Highway 58 in Greene County is slick. All roads have possible icy spots in Greene County.


Halifax County
All roads covered with snow and ice in spots, including the interstate.


Hertford County
Roads have possible icy spots. Secondary roads are covered with ice and snow in spots.


Hyde County
For the most part, roads are clear, but there are possible icy spots.


Jones County
For the most part, roads are clear, but there are possible icy spots.


Lenoir County
Major roads are clear with possible icy spots. Secondary roads are partially covered with snow and ice. Bridges are slick. There are reports of three different accidents on Highway 11 near Southwest Creek Bridge. There have been a total of six accidents. DOT has been called to that area.


Martin County
Two accidents reported. The latest on Highway 64. No word on injuries. Secondary roads are covered with snow and ice in spots.


Nash County
Interstates and highways are partially covered with snow and ice. Secondary roads are covered with snow and ice in spots.


Onslow County
There has been a wreck on the high-rise bridge to North Topsail. The bridge is icy.


Pamlico County
No bridges are closed, but icy spots are causing accidents.


Pitt County
Roads are wet. In a 30-minute span Thursday morning, four accidents were reported. A total of thirty accidents have been reported. There were no serious injuries reported in those accidents.


Wilson County
Interstates and highways are clear with possible icy spots. Secondary roads are partially covered with snow and ice in spots.


According to the NC Department of Transportation, winter weather is affecting travel on all roadways in areas in the western area of North Carolina, including both directions of I-40 from the Asheville area into Tennessee.

Reports indicate roadways are covered in snow and ice, causing treacherous driving conditions for motorists. Snow, sleet, and freezing rain are expected to continue to fall until the early afternoon in this area.

Roadways in central North Carolina are also impacted by snow, sleet, and freezing rain today. DOT reports hazardous driving conditions could last into Thursday evening, especially on roads near Greensboro, Raleigh, and along the Virginia border.

Roadways in some parts of Eastern Carolina may also be slick with snow, freezing rain and sleet as ground temperatures are below freezing.

The precipitation in Eastern Carolina is forecast to turn to rain as the temperatures move into the mid to upper 30s, and road conditions should improve.

We'll update road conditions in Eastern Carolina as information becomes available.


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  • by disqustedwithall Location: ENC on Dec 17, 2010 at 03:33 AM
    Disgusted Location: NC on Dec 16, 2010 at 10:13 PM how do you know teacher isn't? Just get off her back, she's being honest, something you people might want to learn since you act all concerned about kids on here, but 90% just want the teachers to be babysitters during the day. I don't blame you High School Teacher, I would want a break from those kids too!
  • by Bonnie Location: Greenville on Dec 17, 2010 at 12:48 AM
    How upset are all these people going to be when there's a delay in getting their cars back because all the body shops are closed for the holidays? To all of those out there driving: 1) either learn to drive in these conditions, or stay home; 2) slow down; 3) thank you for giving my husband a little more job security.
  • by slow down! on Dec 16, 2010 at 09:58 PM
    This reminds me of the bumper cars at the state fair. Lots of fun. The auto body repair shops love it.
  • by Needing To Vent Location: Greenville on Dec 16, 2010 at 07:27 PM
    Attn: All Rednecks From The South (wanted to clarify as there are rednecks in other parts of the country as well). 4 Wheel Drive is helpful when "muddin'". If the roads are icy you must... #1 SLOW DOWN #2 do not weave in and out of traffic attempting to go faster because others have adjusted their speed to drive safely in inclement weather. Making sharp turns/cutting your wheels sharply will increase your chances of loosing control of your truck in icy conditions. #3 if there is a possibility that the roads are slick do not tailgate. In fact it would be in your and those who share the roads with you best interest if you actually left extra/more/plenty of room between vehicles during inclement weather. #4 is closely related to #3. When coming to a stop light, stop sign or any situation that may cause you the need to stop your vehicle do not assume that your awesome, wanna be monster truck with 4 wheel dr. will stop on a dime on ice. It will not! Well that made me feel better. Thanks
  • by Disgusted Location: NC on Dec 16, 2010 at 07:13 PM
    to HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER:: WHO gives a rats behind about your "vacation" plans when it come to the lives of kids? If U dn't care any more than that about them, maybe U need to look for another profession where your caring about human life doesn't matter! Glad U R not my kids teacher!
  • by A Suggestion? Location: Greenville on Dec 16, 2010 at 07:08 PM
    Why would you have to make up a snow day on Monday? Why not just tack that day on at the end of the school year? It's common knowledge that a lot of folks plan things around the holiday. Besides, if you know up front that all snow days are going to be tacked on to the end of the school year, you can make your plans accordingly.
  • by Kane on Dec 16, 2010 at 05:50 PM
    Advice: slow down.
  • by Me 2 on Dec 16, 2010 at 03:19 PM
    You people are funnnny. This is one place u can come and get a good laugh. Silly grown adults.
  • by Mike Location: Onslow on Dec 16, 2010 at 02:16 PM
    O L I in ENC; They would not send the DOT sanders out because it was deemed to dangerous for anyone to be on the roads. (joke)
  • by Anonymous on Dec 16, 2010 at 02:03 PM
    : Anonymous on Dec 16, 2010 at 04:27 PM don't forget you were barefoot too. lol
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