The storm brought frigid temperatures, freezing rain and sleet starting Sunday. Wrecks were reported along area roads beginning Sunday afternoon, and continued almost non-stop Monday. At one point, as many as 50 calls per hour were reported to Bladen County Communications.
The storm proved fatal in one collision in the area. Two women were killed near Lumberton when their car skidded and collided with a tractor-trailer.
No power outages were reported by either Progress Energy, South River Electric Membership, or Four County Electric Membership Cooperative.
The N.C. Department of Transportation had 24 spreaders from the Bladen County Division on the roads soon after the storm started. Roads re-froze soon after being coated with an ice-melting salt mixture.
Most of the problems were along N.C. 242, N.C. 41, Twisted Hickory Road, Burney Ford Road, and U.S. 701.
Town streets were no exception.
"There's ice everywhere," said Patrolman Chris Hunt of the Bladenboro Police Department. "It's terrible. People need to not drive if they can help it."
"Most everything's quiet," said Sgt. Gary Britt of the Elizabethtown Police Department. "Everybody seems to be behaving."
County and municipal offices were on a two-hour delay Monday, and schools were closed.
Dr. Byron Lawson, Superintendent of the Bladen County Schools, said schools on Tuesday would at least be delayed two hours.
"If the temperatures rise tonight (Monday)," he said, "we might be okay. We're taking our time with it, though. We're waiting to see what this next storm will do."
Elizabethtown Public Works Director Steve Williams said some areas in Elizabethtown were icy, but overall, there were no major problems.
"I haven't been out very much," he said, "but except for some ice on sidewalks and streets, I think we're pretty good. People just need to be careful."