Roads hazardous, some schools close Monday

RALEIGH That means the commute to work Monday will likely be treacherous, so many school districts cancelled classes for Monday - including Wake, Durham and Cumberland.

Click here for more information on closings and delays around the Triangle.

For the most up-to-date forecast, click here for the ABC11 Weather Forecast Blog.

While the Highway Patrol says major highways are open, it warns drivers to take it slow and leave plenty of space between vehicles because it's easy to lose control.

DOT crews have been working hard on the major roads, but scrapers and salt trucks have made little progress on smaller secondary streets - meaning they'll freeze over Sunday night as the temperature dips back into the teens.

To check road conditions, you can go to ABC11.com's traffic page, visit the N.C. Department of Transportation's Traveler Information Management System at www.ncdot.org, or call 511.

Gov. Beverly Perdue said Sunday that at least two people have died in connection with the winter storm.

Perdue said that a pedestrian was killed in Wayne County on Saturday night when he was struck by a snow plow. She said the other victim was a Surry County resident who suffered an apparent heart attack after shoveling snow on Saturday morning.

While transportation crews have been treating state roads, Perdue said black ice conditions will make roads dangerous and she urged residents to stay home. She also said that state government will be open for business on Monday, but added that workers should exercise caution and contact supervisors and make smart decisions.

Flight impact

Many flights from Raleigh-Durham International Airport were cancelled or delayed again on Sunday.

To read more about Sunday's travel click here

Passengers with travel plans are advised to contact their airline to confirm the status of their flight.

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The airport will remain open and most airline ticket counters will be open during normal operating hours to assist passengers. A few airlines will have modified schedules.

The airport will treat and clear runways, taxiways and roadways throughout the weekend.

Travelers can follow RDU at twitter.com/rduairport for updates on airport operations.

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