Temps could keep many roads icy

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Suffolk News-Herald

Temperatures barely inched over freezing Tuesday in Suffolk, which is likely to keep some back roads under a thin sheet of ice this morning.

Most of the primary and secondary roads in the city are clear, said Capt. Jim Judkins, spokesman for the Suffolk Department of Fire and Rescue. While many of the back roads have begun to clear, the colder-than-expected temperatures of the past 24 hours may continue to make driving treacherous in other back roads.

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Although water and slush that were on the roads overnight did freeze, temperatures are projected to inch up into the mid-40s today.

Despite the icy roads, police only responded to two weather-related accidents on Tuesday, said Lt. Debbie George, spokeswoman for the Suffolk Police Department.

&uot;That’s pretty good for this kind of weather,&uot; she added.

As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, neither Suffolk Public Schools nor Nansemond-Suffolk Academy had determined whether classes would be held Wednesday.