Icy bridges get the blame for several crashes
The National Weather Service lifted a winter weather advisory for Triangle counties and much of the rest of the state late Friday morning, but authorities were still cleaning up vehicle crashes that happened earlier on icy roads and bridges.
The driver lost control of the truck, crashed through a guard rail and rolled down a 20-foot embankment. Crews took the man, whose named was not released, to WakeMed with non-life-threatening injuries.
The oil truck leaked hundreds of gallons of oil. Crews were able to contain it before it reached the Tar River. Sims Bridge Road was going to be closed for most of the day, however, authorities said.
Ice also was reported on an Interstate 40 bridge at N.C. Highway 210 in Johnston County and on the Brogdon Road bridge in Granville County, according to authorities.
Friday night will be mostly clear and chilly. Saturday will turn a tad warmer, with highs in the mid to upper 50s.
Rain and cloudy skies are in the forecast for Sunday morning, and Monday will be another cloudy day.