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Slow-moving winter storm leaves lingering effect in South

(Source: Gwinnett Police Dept .) (Source: Gwinnett Police Dept .)

By JONATHAN DREW and TOM FOREMAN Jr.
Associated Press

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Several Southern states will be dealing with the lingering effects of a slow-moving winter storm that dumped a half-foot (15 centimeters) of snow on North Carolina's largest cities, dusted the Deep South and killed at least 10 people.

From Charlotte to Raleigh, North Carolina's five most populous cities all saw significant snow from a system that followed an atypical west-to-east path across the state. By Wednesday afternoon, Winston-Salem, Greensboro and Durham each had more than 6 inches (15 centimeters), while some places saw as much as 10 inches (25 centimeters).

Drivers unaccustomed to ice spun their wheels across Atlanta, which was brought to a near-standstill by little more than an inch (2.5 centimeters) of snow.

After raking North Carolina, forecasters expected the system to move offshore. Snow tapered across the state by late Wednesday.

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