RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — It’s bitterly cold in North Carolina after a storm dumped more than 6 inches (15 centimeters) of snow in the eastern part of the state.
The National Weather service issued a winter weather advisory Friday for about two dozen counties in central and eastern North Carolina. Forecasters say says snow cover and the ice create dangerous driving conditions.
A wind chill advisory is in effect for almost the entire the state. Wind chill readings are ranging from -25 degrees (-32 Celsius) in the mountains to around 0 degrees (-18 Celsius) on the Outer Banks.
Schools and some government offices are still closed in parts of central and eastern North Carolina.
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As the storm moved north along the East Coast, parts of the Outer Banks were hit with hurricane force winds.