Snow causes few problems in the Triangle

Most Triangle residents woke up to little more than cold temperatures and a dusting of snow on bushes and rooftops today, after a prediction of significant winter weather fizzled.

State Highway Patrol dispatchers said they weren't aware of any fatal accidents or major weather-related difficulties in Triangle counties.

As of 9:30 a.m. there were 51 customers without power near Avent Ferry Road in Raleigh, a Progress Energy spokesman said.

Information on the Web from the Federal Aviation Administration said there were no delays at Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for Orange and Durham counties, reminding motorists to watch for ice on bridges and overpasses.

A brief period of freezing rain or drizzle is possible Tuesday in the western part of the Triangle, the weather service said.

Temperatures today are expected to reach 35 degrees, with winds of 10 to 13 mph.

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