Schools Delayed Start With Threat Of Black Ice

The Highway Patrol reported no ice-related accidents in Eastern Carolina early Friday morning, but officials have cautioned drivers to be aware of the possibility for black ice.

Several school systems delayed the start of their day, concerned that moisture left on the roads would re-freeze during the overnight and early morning hours. Northampton and Hertford Counties cancelled classes Friday.

The bulk of Eastern Carolina remained above freezing overnight, as forecast by WITN meteorologists. As expected, northern counties saw temperatures below freezing as sunrise approached. The freezing temperatures caused moisture or slush left on the roads to freeze over and create dangerous driving conditions.

Drivers should always be aware that bridges and overpasses often freeze before regular roads.

A Winter Weather Advisory was issued for Friday morning in Nash and Halifax Counties until 10 a.m.

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