Freezing drizzle causes 100s of wrecks in Charlotte, Raleigh


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Light freezing rain has caused hundreds of wrecks in central North Carolina along icy roads. Police and emergency workers reported more than 100 crashes overnight Saturday in Raleigh and Charlotte as the drizzle combine with temperatures below freezing for approaching 40 hours combined to create dangerous icy patches. Charlotte police reported two people dead in separate fatal crashes early Saturday, although investigators are still trying to figure out if ice caused the wrecks. The freezing drizzle was too light to bring down power lines or tree branches. Forecasters say temperatures should rise above freezing before noon Saturday, melting the ice.

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