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Onslow County DOT crews retracing steps after freezing rain, sleet

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JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - Freezing rain and sleet across Onslow County has DOT crews retracing their steps.

10 snow plows and salt spreaders are working alongside 11 graders to fight the icy mess still creating dangerous conditions.

They say bridges and overpasses are the most risky for drivers because there's no ground beneath them to warm up and melt the ice.

Since Sunday, crews have used up 358 tons of salt and 76,000 gallons of brine to coat the main highways.

But Wednesday's freezing rain and sleet mean they're now having to clear the same roads for a second time.  

"It depends on where you're at,” said Norman Bryson, Onslow County Director of Emergency Services. “You could be in the Sneads Ferry community and the roads be perfectly fine. And if you're driving trying to get out of the county on Hwy258 or Highway 17, you're going to run into worse conditions the further north you get in the county."

As DOT works to clear the roads, emergency responders had a busy Tuesday.
 
Onslow County Highway Patrol responded to 91 car crashes and 17 calls for cars sliding off the road while Fire & Rescue went out on 66 calls and EMS responded to 70 calls.        

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