Cherry Point to open at noon Friday; FRC East to be closed

Zach Crone, of Havelock, works to free a vehicle stuck on Greenfield Heights Road Thursday.

Zach Crone, of Havelock, works to free a vehicle stuck on Greenfield Heights Road Thursday.

Drew C. Wilson/Havelock News
Published: Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 01:18 PM.

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Craven County Schools will be closed on Friday as snow turned to ice on roads, creating problems for some drivers.

A portion of Greenfield Heights Boulevard was closed Thursday after several cars slide into ditches.

School officials said in a statement that the roads were simply not safe.

"School administrators have been out monitoring the roads today, and while some of the main roads are passable, the secondary roads across the county are a solid sheet of ice," said Jennifer Wagner, director of public relations for the school system. "Forecasted temperatures are not expected to get above freezing today (Thursday) and are expected to drop back down this evening. With these conditions, the roads will not be safe in the morning for students and staff to travel to school."

As an example of the road conditions, the N.C. Highway Patrol initially blocked a part of Greenfield Heights Boulevard outside Havelock between Gray Road and Sunset Drive but later expanded the closure to near Food Lion on the west end of  Havelock.

A curvy section of the road was so slick that one vehicle after another became stuck. Even motorists with four-wheel-drive became stuck.



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