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Roadways Expected To Refreeze Overnight

Posted January 27, 2004

— Motorists on the highways Tuesday night and Wednesday morning can expect ice-covered roadways as the moisture on the roadways refreezes. As a result, many schools announced that they will be closed on Wednesday.

At a Tuesday press conference,

Since 10 p.m. Monday, the National Guard has had seven vehicles, six humvees and one five-ton truck, assisting the State Highway Patrol along I-95.

Tuesday, the Guard sent an additional five humvees and 10 soldiers to aid in that mission. The soldiers will continue to perform the mission as long as necessary.

The soldiers are working mainly along I-95 from Wilson County to the northern part of Nash County between mile markers 116 and 150.

About eight people have died in weather-related vehicle accidents since the winter storm first hit on Sunday, authorities said.


The weather

derailed some train travel


The state Department of Transportation said the northbound Silver Star from Florida to New York did not run, and the southbound Silver Meteor also is canceled.


Triangle Transit Authority

will have a delayed start at 8 a.m. Wednesday.

At Raleigh-Durham International, all runways were open and operational Tuesday night. Travelers were reminded to

call their airline

before coming to the airport.

Fayetteville Regional Airport remained closed.

Power Outages:

Utilities reported just scattered outages Tuesday night.


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