Repairs completed on bridge near Eden; weather-related wrecks reported in Triad area
EDEN, N.C. — A two-lane bridge on N.C. 700 between the city of Eden and Quesinberry Road has reopened after being repaired because of a hole, according Rockingham County officials.
The hole on the deck of the bridge was about two feet in diameter, according to Brad Wall, the Division Maintenance Engineer for Division 7 of the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
Crews worked throughout the day on Sunday to fix the hole.
Several wrecks also have been reported in Guilford and Randolph counties, particularly on overpasses and other elevated road surfaces, because of icy conditions, dispatchers have reported.
The Winter Weather Advisory went into effect at 4 a.m. and remain in effect until 6 p.m. Sunday. The Piedmont saw glaze of ice on bridges, overpasses and sidewalks.
Temperatures will climb above freezing in the afternoon with highs on Sunday around 34 degrees. Showers are expected most of next week with highs back in the 50s, except colder on Tuesday, low to mid 40s.
The Piedmont will bounce back to near 60 on Wednesday. A strong cold front will move through on Thursday morning and bring cold air back to the piedmont. Lows are expected to be near 20 and highs near 40 again by the end of the week.