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North Carolina awaits snow and sleet

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Snow, sleet and freezing rain are expected across much of North Carolina.
    
The National Weather Service said the frozen precipitation was expected to begin Tuesday morning and continue into Wednesday.
    
A winter storm warning was in effect in central and eastern North Carolina.
    
Up to 5 inches of snow was expected in the central part of the state. Up to a foot of snow was possible around Elizabeth City, with up to 10 inches expected in the Greenville area, as well as the northern Outer Banks. From 4 to 8 inches is possible in other parts of eastern North Carolina.
    
Only 1 to 3 inches of snow was expected in most of the mountains in the western part of the state.
    
Utility companies were waiting to respond to outages.

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