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Ice Threat Fizzles Again; Schools on Schedule

Posted January 30, 1997 12:00 a.m. EST

— For the second time in three weeks, the threat of icy roads fizzled as much of the precipitation from an advancing weather front stayed south of the Triangle. Area roads as far north as Roxboro in Person County were warm enough to keep what rain fell from freezing on contact.

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

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

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

Some sleet was reported early Thursday in the viewing area, but it did not last long, and what little that fell melted on roadways.