Central Carolina melting out of winter storm

Jan. 27, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Drivers and residents are still urged to use caution while traveling, but Lee County has weathered the worse of this weekend's winter-related storm.

Central Carolina was hit by winter-related surge Friday afternoon causing slight snowfall and an icy glaze on several roads, according to Lee County Emergency Management Director Shane Seagroves.

Temperatures are expected to dip again Saturday night and Sunday morning, but should rise headed into the beginning of the week, he said.

"The biggest thing is if the sun can get out and melt what is left," Seagroves said.

Drivers are urged to be cautious throughout the rest of the weekend until the ice has time to melt, he said.

"There were some minor fender benders and wrecks (Friday night)," he said. "But, for the most part, it was a quiet night. It seems like people stayed off the roads."

The weather is expected to warm up substantially, possibly reaching into the 60s by Tuesday, he said.

"Well, unless the weather changes," Seagroves said. "It seems you have to get up and see what the weather will be for the day, but it is supposed to warm up so we can get this mess out of here and have some good weeks."