Weather causes few road headaches, schools closed

Published: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 08:26 AM.

Light sleet and freezing rain fell over Havelock Monday night but residents awoke Tuesday morning to mostly clear roads, but cold temperatures.

No ice accumulated in the Havelock area from the winter blast, which left temperatures around 30 degrees and brisk north winds that made conditions feel even colder.

Despite the lack of ice on roadways in the Havelock area, Craven County Schools canceled classes for Tuesday, citing dangerous road conditions in the western part of the county. Cherry Point personnel were delayed two hours, and the Craven County Board of Commissioners meeting was postponed until 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Another system is expected to move in Wednesday, but temperatures in the Havelock area are expected to be above freezing, meaning rain rather than sleet or snow, according to the National Weather Service in Newport. 

Rain chances remain Thursday and Friday, according to the weather service, before sunny skies and warmer temperatures in the 60s are expected to return for Saturday and Sunday.



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