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Freezing Rain Prompts Warnings For Travelers

ASHEBORO NC – The threat of freezing rain, black ice, and power outages tonight has prompted the National Weather Service in Raleigh to issue a Winter Weather Advisory for Randolph County.

According to meteorologists, a mix of rain and freezing drizzle will taper off tonight around 9 PM. Ice from this wintery mix will stick around as overnight temperatures hover around freezing. This will likely result in
slick/icy spots and black ice, especially on bridges and elevated roads overnight through late Sunday morning. Combined with patchy fog this could create especially hazardous travel conditions. Through-out the day Saturday Emergency crews have responded to an estimated 20 vehicle accidents in Randolph County.

Power outages are unlikely but still possible. As of 7 PM Sunday evening, Duke power was reporting just under 200 people without power in Randolph County. According to a statement by Duke Energy, their crews are actively making repairs and assessing damage but difficult travel conditions could delay estimated times of restoration”. You can report a power outage to Duke by texting OUT to 57801, report online or call 800.POWERON (800.769.3766).

Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Raleigh NC
335 PM EST Sat Feb 13 2021
...Light Freezing Rain or Freezing Drizzle Possible Tonight...
...Black Ice Expected Tonight through Sunday Morning...
.Additional light freezing rain or drizzle is possible tonight
through early Sunday. Black ice is also possible for many areas
across the northern half of central North Carolina. Conditions
could be hazardous for travel through the period. Temperatures
will rise above freezing around 10 AM Sunday.
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Halifax-Alamance-Orange-Durham-Franklin-Nash-Edgecombe-Davidson-
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Including the cities of Roanoke Rapids, Enfield, Scotland Neck,
Burlington, Graham, Mebane, Hillsborough, Chapel Hill, Carrboro,
Durham, Rougemont, Louisburg, Franklinton, Nashville,
Spring Hope, Rocky Mount, Tarboro, Princeville, Lexington,
Thomasville, Asheboro, Archdale, Siler City, Pittsboro, Raleigh,
Cary, Apex, Wake Forest, and Knightdale
335 PM EST Sat Feb 13 2021
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST
SUNDAY...
* WHAT...Freezing drizzle and black ice. Additional ice
  accumulations of a light glaze possible.
* WHERE...Portions of the northern part of central North
  Carolina.
* WHEN...Until noon EST Sunday.
* IMPACTS...Hazardous travel conditions are possible, mainly on
  bridges and overpasses.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Patchy fog is also expected overnight into
  Sunday.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
Slow down and use caution while traveling.
The latest road conditions for North Carolina can be obtained by
visiting DriveNC.gov.