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February 13, 2014

Forecast right on the nose

TARBORO — "It's snowing" is becoming a common phrase in Edgecombe County.

For the fourth time in less than 60 days, snow has again fallen in the county with approximately 3 inches on the ground by Wednesday afternoon.

The snow began quickly and came heavy as it covered the road, which caused drivers to reduce speed.  

Forecasters called for sleet to follow the snow, which will likely make the road even more treacherous to drive. Because of the ice, this storm could be more crippling than past storms.

In preparation of the storm, N.C. Department of Transportation dispatched maintenance crews in Edgecombe, Halifax, Johnston, Nash, Wayne and Wilson counties to spread salt brine earlier this week on interstates, N.C. and U.S. routes, as well as major secondary roads throughout the region.

Salt brine is a mix of salt and water used to prevent ice from forming and adhering to road surfaces.

Crews were spreading additional salt brine on areas throughout the division today, including along I-95, to make sure all roads are sufficiently treated.

Because ice is anticipated with this storm, in addition to snow, crews have also been preparing equipment to clear any debris from roadways.

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