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Winter Weather Advisory Extended Through 11 AM Saturday

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
535 AM EST SAT JAN 26 2013


...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EST THIS MORNING...


PERSON- GRANVILLE- VANCE- WARREN- HALIFAX- FORSYTH- GUILFORD- ALAMANCE- ORANGE- DURHAM- FRANKLIN- NASH- EDGECOMBE- DAVIDSON- RANDOLPH- CHATHAM- WAKE- JOHNSTON- WILSON- STANLY- MONTGOMERY- MOORE- LEE- HARNETT- WAYNE-
 ANSON- RICHMOND- SCOTLAND- HOKE- CUMBERLAND- SAMPSON


INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROXBORO...OXFORD... HENDERSON... WARRENTON... ROANOKE RAPIDS... WINSTON-SALEM... GREENSBORO... HIGH POINT... BURLINGTON... CHAPEL HILL... DURHAM... LOUISBURG... NASHVILLE... ROCKY MOUNT... LEXINGTON... ASHEBORO... PITTSBORO... RALEIGH... SMITHFIELD... WILSON... ALBEMARLE... TROY... SOUTHERN PINES... SANFORD... LILLINGTON... GOLDSBORO... WADESBORO... ROCKINGHAM... LAURINBURG... RAEFORD... FAYETTEVILLE... CLINTON

 

...WINTRY PRECIPITATION HAS ENDED ACROSS CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA...

 

...ROADS WILL REMAIN VERY SLICK AND HAZARDOUS THROUGH THIS MORNING...

 

THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WHICH BROUGHT THE WINTER WEATHER ON FRIDAY HAS MOVED AWAY FROM CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA...TAKING THE WINTRY PRECIPITATION WITH IT. IN THE AFTERMATH OF THIS STORM SYSTEM...ROADS ACROSS THE REGION REMAIN ICE COVERED AND VERY SLIPPERY.

 

* LOCATIONS...ALL OF CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA

 

* HAZARD TYPES...ICE COVERED ROADWAYS WILL REMAIN SLICK AND HAZARDOUS THROUGH THIS MORNING...WITH GRADUAL IMPROVEMENT AFTER TEMPERATURES RISE ABOVE FREEZING LATER THIS MORNING.

 

* IMPACTS...ROADWAYS...ESPECIALLY BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES...WILL REMAIN ICE COVERED...SLICK AND HAZARDOUS THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS. MAIN ROADS THAT WERE SLUSHY LAST EVENING MAY HAVE BECOME SLICK AND HAZARDOUS AGAIN AS A RESULT OF THE SLUSH RE-FREEZING OVERNIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

 

TRAVEL IS NOT RECOMMENDED EXCEPT FOR EXTREME EMERGENCIES. IF YOU MUST DRIVE...USE EXTREME CAUTION. REDUCE SPEEDS AND LEAVE PLENTY OF ROOM BETWEEN YOU AND THE MOTORISTS AHEAD OF YOU. ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION. AVOID SUDDEN BRAKES OR ACCELERATIONS AND BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES. REMEMBER...BLACK ICE IS TYPICALLY INVISIBLE ON THE HAD SURFACE. USE EXTREME CAUTION.


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