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Road conditions will continue to be slick Friday as frigid nighttime temperatures will refreeze snow that melted during the daytime hours.

Special to the Telegram / Paul Lucas

Road conditions will continue to be slick Friday as frigid nighttime temperatures will refreeze snow that melted during the daytime hours.

Nighttime temperatures to produce slick roads

By Tyler Kes
Staff Writer

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Due to temperatures in the low teens Wednesday night, much of the snow that had melted throughout the day turned to ice, causing poor road conditions.

These conditions should stay the same Friday, although sunny skies and a high of 47 should start to melt the snow for good, National Weather Service meteorologist Kathleen Carroll said.

“Whatever does not melt today should melt tomorrow,” Caroll said.

Due to the poor road conditions, the Tar River Transit Service was canceled Thursday, but will resume service at 10:15 a.m. Friday, public affairs manager Tameka Kenan-Norman said.

Friday’s classes and after-school activities have been canceled again for Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools, Rocky Mount Preparatory School, Edgecombe County Public Schools, North East Carolina Prep, Nash Community College and Edgecombe Community College.

The city also rescheduled the Parks and Recreation master plan steering committee meeting, which was to be held Thursday, to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Booker T. Theater.

The weather also had an effect on the Rocky Mount Telegram office, causing pipes in the sprinkler system to burst and flood the office, Publisher Mark Wilson said.

“I got a phone call around 5:30 saying our office was flooded,” Wilson said. “When I walked in it was flooded. There was probably about 2 to 3 inches of water on the ground.”

The flooding will not affect the release of the paper, Wilson said, although it might be slightly delayed due to the road conditions.