Ice Storm Warning issued for Wilmington area


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Submitted: Tue, 02/24/2015 - 9:42pm By:

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The National Weather Service has issued an Ice Storm Warning until 8 p.m. for New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick counties.

The storm system that brought the region a mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain will continue to pull away from the coast later this evening taking the precipitation with it. However, before that, additional ice accumulation is expected for the next several hours, which could cause a total ice accumulation of up to a quarter of an inch in some place before it ends. This could cause some power outages and limbs to come down.

Travelers are strongly discouraged from driving this evening and should keep a close eye on the road conditions if they need to travel later tonight into tomorrow morning until temperatures rise above freezing.

The threat of winter weather has forced area schools to announce closings and delays. Click here for the latest list.

For more information, click here for the WWAY StormTrack 3 weather center.

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