Winter weather expected across much of N.C.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Schools have canceled activities and announced delays to the start of classes in advance of a storm that could dump ice on much of North Carolina.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the coast for early Wednesday through midday. Freezing rain is expected to leave up to a quarter inch of ice along the north coast, with lesser amounts farther south.

Freezing rain is forecast for the Charlotte area late Tuesday and early Wednesday. Ice accumulations are expected to be light.

Forecasters also call for freezing rain and sleet for most of the rest of central North Carolina. Accumulations are expected to be worse in the Raleigh area.

The N.C. Department of Transportation says it has maintenance crews on standby to deal with frozen precipitation.

 

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