Southern roads still dangerous as slush refreezes

National News

December 11, 2018 - 10:23 AM

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Several Southern states hit hard by a wintry storm were gradually warming today, but forecasters warned that temperatures in many areas will plunge below freezing again tonight. That will refreeze the melting snow, making some roads treacherous.

Scores of schools in Virginia and North Carolina were closed for a second day. Georgia also announced a late start for state government workers because of fears about ice on roads. The storm that blew in over the weekend was blamed for at least three deaths in North Carolina, along with numerous car crashes, power outages and canceled flights.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said Monday that the worst of the storm had passed, but residents — particularly motorists — should keep watch for dangerous conditions. The Highway Patrol already had responded to more than 670 collisions and nearly 1,600 calls for services since the storm began.

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