N.C. Highway 12 is open, however, there are multiple patches of water, ice, and slush along the roadway, per an update from the Dare County Sheriff’s Office.
“There will be patches of water all along NC 12, however, Oregon Inlet to Rodanthe is passable at this time,” stated the update. “Black ice and slush is on the road along NC 12. If you must drive do so using extreme caution and be on high alert for the above conditions.”
Additional roads through the Outer Banks may experience similar icy conditions where standing water remains, and as temperatures remain below freezing. Conditions should improve later in the day as the sun comes up and as temperatures warm back close to freezing.
Chilly conditions will continue on Saturday, with high temperatures in the low to mid-30s on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands, per an update from the National Weather Service. Lows will stay below freezing overnight before climbing to the high 30s or low 40s on Sunday. Residents are advised to protect their outdoor pets and plants, as well as exposed pipes.
For more information on the local forecast, visit www.weather.gov/mhx for weather information, or the National Weather Service office in Newport / Morehead City’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NWSMoreheadCity/.
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