Slick roads make for messy commute

Posted August 13, 2008 6:25 p.m. EDT

— Slick roads led to multiple accidents during the evening rush Wednesday, the North Carolina Department of Transportation reported.

In Raleigh, a woman took the ramp from Western Boulevard onto the Inner Beltline too quickly and flipped her car, causing a closure of the ramp just after 5:30 p.m. Seh was taken to WakeMed with minor injuries.

The commute was generally slow all across the Triangle as drivers slogged through unseasonably cool, wet weather.

Rain across the state held temperatures in the 60s Wednesday.

"It's just a nice, rainy day," meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said, "Not the thunderstorm-type of precipitation that sometimes comes down really hard and fast and runs off." Wednesday's showers were simply good, steady, much-needed rain, she concluded.

The rain is expected to taper off overnight, but the chance of an afternoon storm remains, meteorologist Mike Maze said. Thursday's highs will be in the mid- to upper-80s.