01/19/05 — Winter weather advisory issued

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Winter weather advisory issued

By Staff and Wire
Published in News on January 19, 2005 2:18 PM

Wayne is among counties that were placed under a winter weather advisory this afternoon when snow began falling in neighboring counties.

According to the National Weather Service in Raleigh, a band of heavy snow was moving east across the Coastal Plain through 3 p.m. resulting in accumulations up to an inch from Smithfield and Goldsboro north to Wilson.

The snow is expected to taper off shortly after 3 p.m.

School systems in Wake and other counties, as well as Johnston, were closing early.

Motorists are advised to exercise caution, especially on bridges and overpasses.