Thousands still without electricity after NC storm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More than 35,000 customers are still without electric service after a winter storm that affected virtually all of North Carolina.

Duke Energy reports the biggest problem Friday is still in Wake County, where more than 11,000 customers are without service. There are also problems in Durham County and in Mitchell County on the Tennessee state line.

The storm prompted a number of schools across the state to cancel classes. Other school systems were starting 2 or 3 hours later than usual.

A winter weather advisory is in effect until midday Friday for the mountains and central parts of the state because of black ice or freezing fog.

The National Weather Service reported light snow around Boone. Freezing fog was reported in Greensboro, Greenville, Lexington and Rocky Mount.

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