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Freezing rain falling in parts of SC as storm moves through

By MEG KINNARD
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Much of northern South Carolina is under a winter weather advisory as what forecasters call a "potentially crippling winter storm" begins to pass through.

The National Weather Service said Friday a winter storm warning was in effect until 7 p.m. Saturday across the state's northern counties. Forecasters predicted some areas could up to six inches of snow. Many schools in the area were closed Friday, including Clemson University's main campus.

Just south, another string of counties was under a freezing rain advisory through 1 p.m. Friday, with up to one inch of accumulation possible.

Steady rain fell early Friday across South Carolina's capital region, where temperatures hovered around freezing.

Forecasters have predicted heavy snow and high winds across the northern mid-Atlantic, including Baltimore, Washington, Philadelphia and New York City.

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