Snow and ice continue to pose a problem in the Triangle area on Saturday morning.
Those who can stay at home are advised to until roadways clear and conditions improve this afternoon, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation.
Wake and Durham counties interstates are partially covered with snow and ice, according to the department, while Chatham, Warren and Vance counties are clear with possible icy spots. Secondary roads in Durham and Wake counties are covered with ice.
To find out traffic and weather conditions in your area, visit the News&Observer's Traffic page and Weather page or the N.C. Department of Transportations website at http://tims.ncdot.gov/tims/RegionSummary.aspx?re=1 .
The National Weather Service advises its winter weather advisory will remain in effect until 11 a.m. Roadways continue to be slick and hazardous. Expect gradual improvement after temperatures rise above freezing later Saturday.
In addition to icy roadways, patchy freezing fog will be possible Saturday morning, according to the Weather Service.
Roadways, especially bridges and overpasses, will remain slick and hazardous due to a thin coating of ice throughout the morning hours. Main roads that were slushy Friday also might have become slick and hazardous again as a result of the slush freezing overnight, according to the report.
Except for extreme emergencies, travel is not recommended. To reduce the chance of accidents, keep at a safe following distance when driving. Sudden braking and accelerations might also cause your car to skid. To avoid accidents, use extreme caution when driving, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation.
Local authorities were reporting improving conditions by mid-morning. In Cary, police said there had been no traffic accidents since 7 a.m. Over the duration of the storm, there were 26 crashes in Cary, four of which resulted in injuries.
We are winding down our operations, and will continue with targeted spreading efforts where necessary, said Steve Brown, Director of Public Works & Utilities. Roads are generally safe for travel, but use caution as you return to your regular routine, especially when navigating private business parking lots and walking neighborhood sidewalks.
All programs scheduled by the Town of Cary before noon were canceled, but indoor classes and other events were to go on as scheduled. For detailed information on programs to in the afternoon, call 919-469-4061.
Click here for a list of other closings and cancellations, most of which were Friday night or Saturday morning events.