The Polar Vortex isn’t loosening its grip on North Carolina. Freezing temperatures hit a record-low seven degrees in Elizabeth City this morning. Chowan County in the eastern part of the state had 9 inches of snow on the ground by yesterday afternoon.
But a series of cold spells and and days of icy roads have led to the cancellation of dozens of blood drives.
Lu Esposito of the Red Cross said the Triangle region is short 1,500 units of blood of all types.