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Parts Of Triangle Get Light Dusting Of Snow

Posted February 20, 2006

— The Triangle saw little more than flurries early Monday, but some areas to the north and east received a dusting to one-half inch.

Person County Gets Some Snowfall

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In Person County, as much as a half-inch of snow fell, covering grassy areas. Parts of Wilson and Edgecombe counties are also seeing some snow. However, areas of the Triangle, including Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh, only saw flurries.

By mid-morning more snow was falling throughout the Triangle, including Raleigh, and the National Weather Service said it could continue in central North Carolina until 11:30 a.m. But, no accumulation was expected.

The state Highway Patrol responded to a multi-vehicle accident on northbound Interstate 95 near Roanoke Rapids. Authorities say weather was a factor in the accident.

Authorities have not reported any accidents in the Triangle due to the weather. Roadways across the Triangle are generally dry.

For the first time this winter, road crews in Raleigh treated roads for the threat of winter weather. The state Department of Transportation sprayed 30,000 gallons of salt brine on major roadways in Wake County.

The winter weather has several school systems either closed or operating on a delay Monday morning. Granville County, Person County, Vance County and Mecklenburg County, Va., schools are closed.

Edgecombe County, Halifax County, Robeson County, Weldon City and Roanoke Rapids City schools are operating on a two-hour delay. Duplin County, Northampton County and Hoke County schools will not open until 10 a.m.

Schools on a traditional school schedule in Wake, Durham, Franklin, Cumberland, Lee, Moore, Wayne and Sampson counties were scheduled to be closed Monday due to the President's Day holiday.

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