Officials said DOT crews were out clearing interstate and primary routes in Edgecombe, Halifax and Nash counties, including Interstate 95, as well as in Wilson County where snow continued to fall into Wednesday morning. Motorists are advised to plan for extra time when traveling through the area.
Many school systems were operating on a delay Wednesday or had cancelled classes altogether.
ABC11 Meteorologist Don "Big Weather" Schwenneker said temperatures will stay below freezing all day, despite lots of bright sunshine.
The freezing temperatures could cause untreated roads and side streets to be especially bad.
A couple of accidents were already reported Wednesday morning along Interstate 85 in Orange County and I-95 in Wilson County, due to ice. In Wilson, northbound I-95 was closed for hours near the I-795 after a tractor trailer crashed.
At RDU, hundreds of flights to the Northeast were canceled or delayed due to poor weather conditions from Washington to Philadelphia and into New York City. Officials say the problems could linger for a few days as the airlines regroup.
Meanwhile, the unseasonably cold weather will continue through the weekend and into early next week.