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NE Coastal roads still icy after half-foot of snow


ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. (AP) - Troopers warn roads are still icy along the North Carolina coast where a winter storm dumped around half a foot of snow.

The heaviest amounts from Saturday's storm came along the beaches north of Wilmington and the Outer Banks. Seven inches of snow fell at Atlantic Beach and Emerald Isle, while 6 inches of snow was reported along the Outer Banks south of Oregon Inlet.

Troopers say bridges in the area remain icy and secondary roads are still covered with snow.

The wintry weather also forced the Department of Transportation to suspend some ferry runs because of icy boat decks, but officials expect the schedule to be back to normal by Sunday afternoon.

Forecasters say another winter storm could effect the western half of the state Tuesday and Wednesday.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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