At least four dead in weather-related crashes

RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- Motorists in North and South Carolina are coping with snow and patches of ice on roads that officials say caused four traffic deaths in North Carolina.

A North Carolina Highway Patrol spokeswoman said Monday troopers responded to more than 150 calls for help since midnight. That's after Sunday's nearly 2,400 calls, about four times more than normal.

Troopers say four weather-related traffic deaths were reported Sunday in Mecklenburg, Onslow, Lee and Johnston counties.

Forecasters warned motorists in the Carolinas to watch out for invisible patches of ice, though the danger could disappear as temperatures heat up.

The National Weather Service says portions of the North Carolina mountains could see several more inches of snow on Monday.

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