Schools closed for Wednesday

Published: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 09:08 AM.

However, there were reports of cars sliding off roadways throughout Craven County.

The sleet and freezing rain had many drivers pounding away at car windows to clear ice.

“It’s a nuisance,” Stephen French said as he cleared his truck of ice.

The wintry mixture was producing hazardous driving in the area. Though Department of Transportation crews did treat U.S. 70, the heavy sleet had covered all area roads. Road or bridge closure information is available online at or by dialing 511 from any phone and following the prompts.

Whatever snow or ice falls will likely stick around with high temperatures on Wednesday expected in the upper 20s and a low temperature of 12 degrees predicted for Wednesday night. However, a warming trend follows, as highs Friday will reach near 50 degrees, followed by near 60-degree temperatures Saturday and Sunday.

Other cancellations or postponements include:

The Havelock Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee has postponed its Family of the Quarter event until 6 p.m. Feb. 4.

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