North Carolina bridges treated as light wintry mix forecast

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Crews were treating bridges and overpasses with brine in the Raleigh area as a precaution in case parts of the Carolinas have winter precipitation this week.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation was sending 12 trucks out to pre-treat elevated roadway structures in Wake County on Tuesday and could expand its efforts Wednesday if snow stays in the forecast.

The National Weather Service in Raleigh said light frozen precipitation including freezing rain was possible, especially for areas south and east of Fayetteville and Goldsboro through Wednesday morning.

The northeastern part of South Carolina could also see light frozen precipitation later this week.

To the west, forecasters say frigid air could make conditions right for a wintry mix Thursday in a swath across western North Carolina and the South Carolina Upstate.

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