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Hazardous winter weather advisory released in southeastern NC counties, including Pender

The National Weather Service has issued a “Hazardous Weather Outlook” warning in southeastern North Carolina. (Port City Daily photo/ COURTESY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE)

PENDER COUNTY — The National Weather Service has issued a “Hazardous Weather Outlook” warning in southeastern North Carolina.

The warning is prompted by temperatures in the low 40s and high 30s mixed with precipitation. Residents are asked to use caution while driving, as even the slightest accumulation of ice from freezing rain can create hazardous traveling conditions.

The weather service asks that travelers use extreme caution while driving on bridges and overpasses.

“Freezing rain is expected overnight,” the warning states. It also warns that freezing rain may be a possibility again on Thursday evening.

Updated as of 3:34 p.m. Dec. 26, the National Weather Service issued the announcement in Robeson, Bladen, Columbus, Pender, Marlboro and Dillon Counties.

Residents of the counties named are advised to stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or visit weather.gov regarding the winter weather alert.

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