Update: Beaufort/Morehead City high rise reopens after crash - WNCT

Update: Beaufort/Morehead City high rise reopens after crash

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MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. - In Morehead City, it's been sleeting all day.

The threat for icy conditions and black ice are real.

Just down the road from the corner of Highway 70 and Highway 24, road crews had to temporarily shut down a bridge because of an accident.

Slick roadways and freezing rain are making it impossible to drive in parts of Carteret County.
 
Around noon, 4 cars collided with each other on the Beaufort-Morehead City high-rise bridge.
 
Vehicles traveling east bound found themselves stuck in their tracks. They waited patiently as DOT crews salted the bridge once again.

"Sleet and freezing rain on the coast is going to transition into snow late tonight," said John Cole, National Weather Service meteorologist.
 
9 On Your Side spoke to the team at the NWS Tuesday morning about the travel conditions. They're most concerned about wrecks.
 
It’s recommended that people not get out on the road unless they absolutely have to.
 
Forecasters project ¼ inch of freezing rain and up to an inch of sleet will fall by midnight.
 
But people along the Crystal Coast saw the effects of both, hours before then. 
 
Drivers scraped ice off their cars, icicles dangled from people roof's and doors, all as the threat for more ice continues into the rest of the week.
 
DOT says they will not close any of the bridges permanently. The closure today was to clear up the accident scene and to re-salt the bridge.


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