Light freezing rain delays most Piedmont schools

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HIGH POINT, N.C. — Light freezing rain has fallen over most of the Piedmont Tuesday morning.

Ice forms on the Spruce St. overpass railing in downtown Winston-Salem.
Ice forms on the Spruce St. overpass railing in downtown Winston-Salem.

A Winter Weather advisory was issued for most of the Piedmont as a cold rain turned to freezing rain. The threat caused many schools in the area to go on a 2-hour delay.

The advisory was canceled around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

View the latest closings and delays

Tuesday - 9 a.m.
Tuesday – 9 a.m.

As a result of the below freezing temperatures, a few slick spots have shown up on some roads in Watauga, Wilkes and Surry County.

Motorists are urged to slow down and use extra caution.

The main impacts will include elevated surfaces, bridges and overpasses. Glazing on secondary roads is also possible. Ice accumulation up to 1/10 inch is possible.

Latest from Emily Byrd:

There are a number of advisories across North Carolina for today, tonight and tomorrow…  A Winter Weather Advisory (light blue) is in effect until noon; Freezing Rain Advisory (pink) until 9 a.m.; Winter Storm Watch is in effect until Thursday at 1 am.

 This potent storm will bring icy conditions to the Piedmont and mountains this morning, but temperatures will climb above freezing in the late morning hours and reach the upper 30s by evening.

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