Winter Weather and Blizzards

Snowstorm continues to blanket Deep South before heading north

Snowstorm continues to blanket Deep South before heading north

A pre-winter storm that roared through the Deep South and coated half of North Carolina and portions of Virginia in snow pushed northward on Saturday, leaving motorists to brave potentially icy roads and utility crews trying to restore heat and light to thousands.

Forecasters were warning that the slush created during daylight would turn to ice from temperatures dropping below freezing, creating black ice on roads, bridges and other elevated surfaces.

"That catches people more off guard than when you see snow," said National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Moneypenny of the Raleigh, N.C., office.

Before Friday, the forecast for North Carolina called for...

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