Local schools are canceling classes for Wednesday as another winter storm bears down on the area.
Classes have been canceled at Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools, Edgecombe County Public Schools, Northeast Carolina Prep School and Rocky Mount Preparatory School for Wednesday.
Students in Edgecombe County were released from school at 11:30 a.m. due to the weather, public information officer Kristian Herring said.
Edgecombe Community College closed at 2 p.m. and evening classes were canceled, Director of Public Information Mary Tom Bass said.
All evening events for Nash Rocky Mount Public Schools were canceled as well, said Nash-Rocky Mount Chief Information Officer Ashley Simmons.
The area is supposed to receive at least a half an inch of snow mixed in with the rain, National Weather Service meteorologist Kathleen Carroll said.
A brine solution, which helps prevent ice from forming, will be used to treat interstates, highways, bridges and overpasses, as well as other primary routes, Roth stated in a press release.