LAURINBURG, NC (WMBF) - Damp, freezing drizzle, below freezing temperatures, and cold, gray skies make Scotland County look more like the actual Scottish countryside as winter weather moves through the Border Belt region.
"We're not used to this weather," said Tina Wilson. Wilson had to drive through sleet and freezing rain as she made deliveries for Jersey Mike's. She says even though she saw winter weather advisories; she didn't expect it to get this cold.
"It was sleet and freezing rain," she said. "I really thought it was going to stick around, but then it just stopped."
Counties throughout the Border Belt have been bracing for Friday's extreme winter weather. Robeson and Scotland Counties dismissed students at one o'clock to stay ahead of the freezing rain. People say local grocery stores have sold out of bread, milk, and other essentials.
Throughout the day, temperatures have remained constant, and below freezing. At noon, the temperature in Laurinburg was 28 degrees; it remained constant throughout the day.
The freezing temperatures haven't been too much of a concern for people in town throughout the day, but the real concern is at night, when the roads begin to ice up.
"When we had our ice storm two years ago, there were all kinds of wrecks," said Harley Taylor. "Everywhere you'd turn you'd see blue lights and ambulances."