Winter storm closes roads in the region

Published: Jan. 21, 2022 at 7:45 PM EST
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - As roads slick from earlier rainfall freezing over, some are no longer safe for driving and are being closed. Road closures will be added as updates become available.

Carolina Beach Fire Department posted on Facebook at 11 p.m. that Snow’s Cut Bridge is now closed due to dangerous road conditions until further notice and say it will re-open once safe driving conditions return.

As of 8:30 p.m. tonight, Wilmington Police Department is asking drivers to avoid the Isabel Holmes Bridge due to dangerous road conditions caused by the freezing rain and ice.

The Odell Williamson Bridge in Ocean Isle Beach is closed to all traffic due to ice accumulation and hazardous driving conditions. The bridge will reopen when deemed safe by officials.

The City of Wilmington tweeted around 7 p.m. that city officials had closed Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway from Kerr Avenue to downtown Wilmington because of icy road conditions.

According to a WPD spokesperson, there have been some wrecks in that area tonight.

Additionally, the City of Wilmington tweeted the I-140 Wilmington/Shallotte exit as been closed and the Dan Cameron Bridge is considered impassable.

Earlier, around 6 p.m. Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office posted the following traffic alert on its Facebook page: Bridges are beginning to ice over on the I-140 around mile marker 20. Already multiple wrecks. Please stay off the roads if possible. Conditions will continue to deteriorate as the evening progresses.

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