Black Ice Makes For Slippery Roads, Closes Schools

Mar 4, 2014

The National Weather Service is warning of black ice on roadways this morning.
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Temperatures dropped into the teens across the Piedmont overnight, freezing yesterday's rain and snowfall. Now roadways are covered with black ice.

Gail Hartfield is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Raleigh. She says temperatures will be in the 20s all morning and won't warm to freezing or above until lunchtime.

“Just encouraging people to take it easy this morning,” Hartfield said. “If you can postpone travel until after noon, that's great and better. You'll see road conditions much improved over what they'll be this morning.”

Schools in Wake, Orange, Durham, Johnston, and Guilford County Schools are closed today. So are Alamance-Burlington Schools and Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.

Hartfield says areas south of Raleigh will be cloudy and Fayetteville could see some more rain today. She says areas north and east of the Capitol could see some sun.

Temperatures will be in the 40s this afternoon and for the next few days.