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Ice Threat Fizzles Again; Schools on Schedule

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RALEIGH — For the second time in three weeks, the threatof icy roads fizzled as much of the precipitation from an advancingweather front stayed south of theTriangle. Area roads as far north as Roxboro in Person County were warmenough to keep what rain fell from freezingon contact.

As a result, no public school systems in the WRAL-TV5 viewing areareported delays or cancellations.

WRAL-TV5 MeteorologistMike Mazesaid light rain should come to an end by noon. Any icing that occurs islikely to be on plants and power lines, Maze said.

Roads crews took no chances, treating bridges before rain began fallingearly Thursday.

Some sleet was reported early Thursday in the viewing area, but it didnot last long, and what little that fell melted on roadways.