A snowy start for some in southeastern North Carolina!

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Snow in Richlands on March 5, 2019 (Photo: Tracy Jones)

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Parts of the Cape Fear region woke up to a light dusting of snow Tuesday morning.

WWAY Meteorologist Justin McKee said a band of moisture interacted with some cold air to produce snow in our northern communities while areas further to the south dealt with a chilly rain.

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This precipitation, McKee said, should be brief and is expected to exit the region by noon.

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No winter weather alerts have been posted by the National Weather Service.



Chief Aaron Herring with the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office said there was a misty rain falling as of 7:30 a.m. He said there was no accumulation of snow and that it tended to melt upon making contact with the pavement. All roads in the county were reportedly clear, Herring said.

In Bladen County, there was a dusting of snow in a number of locations including Bladenboro, Clarkton, Elizabethtown, White Lake and White Oak.

A dispatcher for Pender County 911 told WWAY there was about an inch of snow from Rocky Point to Burgaw but that the roads were not impassable. There were also reports of light snow falling in Maple Hill.

In neighboring Duplin County, there were traces of snow on vehicles and in the grass. Brian Kelly, a dispatcher with Duplin County 911, said there were reports of snow on the east side of the county near Bealaville but that it was not sticking. Snow also fell in other areas including Wallace and Faison.