Good morning snOBX, how are ya? Northern Outer Banks gets first accumulation in four years

ORV ramp at Carova Beach on Jan. 22, 2022. [courtesy Carova Beach Fire & Rescue/Facebook]

Forecasts just about nailed the winter storm as accumulating snow has fallen on the northern beaches for the first in four years, with Corolla and over to inland northeastern North Carolina the hardest hit.

The rain that had fallen for much of Friday finally shifted to a wintry mix and then snow for areas north of Oregon Inlet. Inland areas saw a faster transition to all sleet and snow late in Friday afternoon, before finally tapering off this morning.

While most of the snow has melted from Kitty Hawk south, and roads are clear. Through Southern Shores, Duck and up to Corolla, as well as on mainland Currituck, many roads have improved through the day.

But with the overnight lows expected to be under freezing, travel could become treacherous into Sunday morning.

NCDOT cameras in the region:
N.C. 168 at Pudding Ridge Road, Moyock

N.C. 168/N.C. 34, Sligo

U.S. 158/N.C. 168, Barco

Wright Memorial Bridge east approach/Barlow Lane/Martin’s Point

U.S. 158 at Kitty Hawk Road

N.C. 12 at Currituck Club, Corolla

Capt. William Etheridge Bridge, Pea Island

Mirlo Beach

Buxton motels

Sandy Bay/Isabel’s Inlet north of Hatteras village

Alligator River Bridge

Pasquotank River Bridge, Elizabeth City

Snow and ice totals from around northeastern North Carolina:

Our Facebook followers have been submitting photos from where they are:

Across the Currituck Sound from Corolla, Sam Walker got 6 inches of snow in Waterlily.

Strong winds and the rain were likely responsible for causing a pole fire and power outage Friday afternoon in Kill Devil Hills immediately south of the Wright Brothers National Memorial, including the traffic lights at U.S. 158 and Colington Road, Colington Road/Veterans Drive and Ocean Bay Boulevard/N.C. 12.

A Dominion Energy lineman used a fire extinguisher to put out the burning pole on Carlton Avenue in Kill Devil Hills, courtesy Capt. J.C. Towler, KDHPD:

Saturday night will see temps drop below freezing in some areas leading to icy road surfaces. Sunday will bring temperatures that will stay well above freezing as we start next week.

Closings, postponements from local governments

The Town of Kill Devil Hills Recycle Center and Dry Trash Drop-Off Center will be closed Saturday, January 22, 2022, due to inclement weather. Both centers are planned to reopen on Monday, January 24, 2022, at 8:00 a.m.

Due to inclement weather the Town of Kitty Hawk Recycle Center located at 4190 Bob Perry Road will be closed on Saturday, January 22. Regular hours will resume on Monday.

The Dare County Parks and Recreation Department’s Hatteras Island Division has announced that there are currently no changes or cancellations for any youth basketball games that are scheduled to take place at the Fessenden Center in Buxton on Saturday, January 22, 2022, as of Friday, January 21, 2021.

A decision regarding any potential changes and/or cancellations will be made at 8 a.m. on Saturday, January 22, 2022. Any changes will be announced at that time, and coaches will be notified.

Earlier today, the Dare County Parks and Recreation Department announced the cancellation of youth basketball games and practices at its Northern Beach Division and Roanoke Island/Mainland Division (north of Oregon Inlet) due to the inclement weather that is forecast to occur during this weekend’s winter storm.

For more information, please contact the Fessenden Center at 252-475-5650 or visit

The Dare County Libraries will be closed on Saturday January 22, 2022 due to the inclement weather that is forecasted to occur during this weekend’s winter storm.

No overdue fines are charged on days the libraries are closed. We remind our library customers that eBooks, Audiobooks and other digital content are available 24/7 from the comfort of your own home using the link below.

All Currituck County recycling convenience centers, and the transfer station will will remain closed until Monday, Jan. 24. This is due to the landfill in Bertie County being closed through the weekend.

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