Black ice an ongoing problem, more snow forecast Friday night
(Asheville Citizen-Times) Chalk up day one after the big snow as pretty much a mess for people trying to get around. Day two on Friday? Better, but there will still be problems. Road crews had success clearing interstates and primary roads, but many secondary roads remained covered in snow and ice, forcing most Western North Carolina school systems to close again Friday. The weather service issued a black ice advisory and city officials also warned residents those problems would persist. Many downtown streets were sheets of ice before dawn Friday, as snow that thawed Thursday afternoon refroze overnight. A winter weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service for black ice in Buncombe, Graham, Jackson and Macon counties expires at 10 a.m. “We want to advise folks there’s likely going to be black ice, so travel cautiously, for the folks that have to be out — and same thing for the morning,” city spokeswoman Dawa Hitch said Thursday. And black ice is not the only worry for the weekend. A weaker system may bring 1 to 2 inches of snow Friday night.
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