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Winter Storm to produce worst icing in 20 years for coastal Carolinas

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The coastal Carolinas to southeastern Virginia faced a significant ice threat as freezing rain spreads across the region. The NWS issued Ice Storm Warnings, Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories from the Southeast to the mid-Atlantic.


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More than 1/2 inch of ice possible along coastal North Carolina

The most significant ice accretion is expected in coastal North Carolina with more than 1/2 inch by Saturday morning.

Posted by Emilee Speck
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Delta Air Lines flight slides off taxiway in Raleigh, NC

FOX Weather has reached out to Delta Air Lines for more information.

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

Roads in South Carolina are snow-covered

Many roadways in South Carolina are snow-covered. SCDOT says they have around 2,500 employees working the winter storm and have prepositioned tow trucks to help with any crashes.

SCDOT advises any motorists in need of help in the Palmetto State call *47 for assistance.

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

Snow plow overturns in Carthage, NC

A snowplow has crashed and overturned in Carthage, NC. There is no word if anyone was injured.

Posted by Scott Sistek

VIDEO FORECAST: Heavy snow and ice falling in Carolinas

Heavy snow and ice are impacting millions across the Carolinas on Friday evening.

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

Snow starting to cover roads in Virginia Beach

Snow is starting to cover roads in the Virginia Beach area. This is the scene along I-264 in the Great Neck Creek area. Forecast models show upwards of 5 inches of snow falling in extreme southeastern Virginia.

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

NC DOT salt truck involved in crash

Three crashes have been reported in Jacksonville, NC as of Friday evening, including a North Carolina DOT salt truck colliding with a concrete barrier. No serious injuries reported.

Posted by Scott Sistek

Updated snowfall forecast: Norfolk metro area

Forecast models show upwards of 8" of snow is possible in the Norfolk, VA area. Moderate snow continues to fall over southeastern Virginia and more is on the way.

Track the snow on the FOX Weather 3D Radar: Click Here

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

Ice building up in the Morehead City area

Freezing rain is leading to ice building up in parts of North Carolina. The area is under an Ice Storm Warning and forecast models show by late Saturday morning, upwards of half an inch could form.

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Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

19 hacks to keep your smartphone charged

Isolated power outages are starting to be reported in the Carolinas because of the winter weather.

Here's how you can keep your cellphone charged during an outage: Click Here

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

Multiple crashes reported in Jacksonville, NC

Emergency managers are reporting multiple crashes in the Jacksonville, NC-area due to ice-covered roads and bridges as freezing rain continues to fall.

Posted by Scott Sistek

Freezing rain reports from SE North Carolina

Latest freezing rain reports in to the National Weather Service from southeastern North Carolina.

Posted by Scott Sistek

VIDEO: South Carolina preps for winter storm

For the second time in a week, parts of South Carolina could see treacherous travel due to frozen precipitation.

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

Ice forming along trees, outdoor items in Myrtle Beach

Ice is now coating trees and other outdoor vegetation in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Areas of the Grand Strand could see upwards of half an inch of ice accretion through Saturday morning.

Learn more about ice storms: Click Here

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

Freezing Rain now falling in parts of NC, SC

Freezing rain reports are coming in from the Columbia, SC area north and east through Myrtle Beach, SC into Wilmington, NC. (Mixed precipitation shows in pink areas on the 3D Radar from the FOX Weather app.) Light glazes reported so far.

Posted by Scott Sistek

Updated Raleigh metro snowfall forecast

Snow is falling in and around Raleigh, North Carolina right now. By the time the storm system pushes off the coast, areas of the metro could pick up on upwards of 5 inches of snow.

Lighter accumulations are expected west of the city, along Interstate 40.

Latest forecast: Click Here

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

Ferry services suspended to Outer Banks

NC DOT reports all ferry routes to the Outer Banks have been suspended due to high winds and frozen precipitation. Officials say they'll restart operations as soon as possible.

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

Duke Energy crews in place ahead of ice storm

Duke Energy spokesman Jeff Brooks said that crews have been brought to the Wilmington, North Carolina, area to supplement the Carolina-based crews. Wilmington is forecast to be in the center of the heaviest ice amounts.

It takes about a quarter-inch of ice to start causing problems for tree limbs and power lines, according to Brooks.

Posted by Emilee Speck

South Carolina Highway Patrol: Avoid travel if possible

Master Trooper Brian Lee said the South Carolina Highway Patrol is encouraging people to stay home if they can because roadways may become impassible very quickly during the ice storm.

Posted by Emilee Speck

First Ice Storm Warning in 20 years for some Carolina counties

For several Carolina counties, this is the first Ice Storm Warning issued since at least 2001, according to the NWS Weather Prediction Center.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Ice could down trees, cause power outages in Carolinas

The ice storm could down trees and branches causing widespread power outages. Travel could be dangerous when roads become slick with ice.

The ice and snow is expected to increase into Friday evening.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Heavy snow possible in eastern North Carolina, Virginia

In addition to the ice threat, heavy snow is forecast along and east of I-95 in North Carolina and Virginia. Forecast models show some areas could pick on more than 6" of snow.

Frozen precipitation is starting to fall in these areas and will move out on Saturday morning.

Latest forecast: Click Here

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

PHOTOS: Glaze of ice in coating cars in North Carolina

Snow and ice will become heavier into Friday night. An ice glaze was already coating some surfaces in Newport as of 1:30 p.m., according to the NWS.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Ice Storm Warnings issued in Carolinas

The coastal Carolinas are facing a significant ice threat, including the potential for power outages and tree damage, as freezing rain spreads across the region. The National Weather Service says the expected ice amounts would be "unprecedented in recent history" for some areas.

Posted by Emilee Speck

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