Sub-freezing temps, wind chill could be hazardous

Published 10:30 pm Saturday, January 7, 2017

Residents can expect to see sub-freezing temperatures going into Sunday.

On Saturday night and early Sunday morning, temperatures are forecasted to drop to around 13 F, with a wind chill as low as 2 F in some areas.

A winter weather advisory for hazardous roads will remain in effect until noon Sunday.

“Winter precipitation has ended across eastern N.C. However, black ice will be prevalent as temperatures well below freezing are expected, combined with refreezing of ice and snow on area roads through Sunday morning,” according to a statement from the National Weather Service.

Beaufort County Emergency Management is reminding residents to keep outside faucets covered, and if needed, inside faucets on a low drip. If venturing outdoors, be sure to bundle up, and remember that frostbite and hypothermia are potential dangers.

As of 6:30 p.m., Tideland Electric Membership Corp. was reporting almost 1,000 power outages in the Aurora/Lowland area. A 14-man crew was sent out to try to de-ice the power lines, according to Tideland’s Facebook page. Around 9:30 p.m., crews began the process of re-energizing the circuits in sections to avoid overload.

The following churches will not have services tomorrow:

  • First Christian Church, Washington
  • First Presbyterian Church, Washington
  • First United Methodist Church, Washington
  • Harvest Church, Washington
  • 15th Street Church of God, Washington
  • Union Chapel Free Will Baptist, Chocowinity
  • Harbor Church, Washington