Freezing rain expected to ice Fairbanks roads

FAIRBANKS — Fairbanks residents are preparing for a bout of freezing rain.

A National Weather Service special statement says rain was expected to hit the Interior city by about 7 p.m. Friday.

Meteorologist Cary Freeman tells the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner that the precipitation is not expected to be as damaging as a storm last month but could cause problems such as icy roads.

A warm air mass moved across the state Thursday. Freezing rain in Anchorage led to the closure of public schools.

Temperatures in hills around Fairbanks by early Thursday afternoon had reached an unusually warm 30 degrees.

Schools remained opened Friday in Fairbanks.

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