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Schools delay classes ahead of eastern NC snow

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RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- Schools in eastern North Carolina delayed classes as a winter storm brought snow to some areas.

The National Weather Service issued winter storm warning for eastern counties until midday Thursday. At least 18 school systems delayed classes by at least two hours.

Up to 4 inches of snow was expected north of a line from Greene County to northern Dare County on the coast. South of the line, forecasters expect 2 inches of snow.

Some 2 to 3 inches of snow was expected around Elizabeth City in the northeastern corner of the state.

A winter weather advisory for areas near Interstate 95 was dropped late Thursday morning. Light snow was reported from Elizabeth City south to Cherry Point.

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

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