Governor Roy Cooper declares state of emergency after snow, ice storm

NORTH CAROLINA (WTVD) -- Governor Roy Cooper has declared a state of emergency after a winter storm hit the western part of the state.

While the Triangle-area was spared, the storm dumped 10-12 inches of snow on parts of Missouri, Iowa, and Illinois from Friday into Saturday.

Freezing rain was seen in parts of North Carolina, causing a build-up of ice in many areas west of Raleigh.

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Cooper declared the emergency after the storm knocked out power to roughly 98,000 customers.



The potential hazardous conditions caused several school districts in our area to delay opening.





Temperatures will remain below freezing across central North Carolina Monday morning, creating the potential for slick roads in some counties that saw excess rain.



But these cold temperatures won't stick around for long.

Big Weather said we'll be back in the upper 50s by the end of the week.


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