The National Weather Service is reporting freezing rain and sleet will be spreading across the Northern Piedmont of Central North Carolina this afternoon.
The report indicates that a large area of sleet transitioning to freezing rain will be moving along interstate 40 from the Triad spreading into the Triangle area after 2:00 pm this afternoon. As the ground and most other surface temperatures are well below freezing and a glaze of ice is likely on roads, particularly bridges and overpasses and on untreated roads. There have been a number of accidents already early this afternoon. Evening commuters should be extremely cautious as there will likely be treacherous icy patches on the roads.
Counties that will be affected include Orange, Alamance, Durham, Person, Granville, Wake, Randolph, Guilford, Forsyth, Davidson and Chatham counties.
This winter weather advisory is in effect through midnight. If you must travel be sure to use caution. Reduce your driving speeds. Inexperienced drivers should consider avoiding any driving.
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