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Snow to continue to blankets much of Virginia, Carolinas into Wednesday night

By Alex Sosnowski, AccuWeather senior meteorologist
January 17, 2018, 7:29:54 PM EST

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A storm will continue to bring accumulating snow to parts of the Carolinas, Virginia, southeastern Maryland and southern Delaware into Wednesday evening.

"The snowfall will be parented by a storm responsible for spreading accumulating snow and slippery travel over the Midwest on Monday and the Appalachians on Tuesday," according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski.

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Up to 8 inches of snow has fallen from the storm on parts of central North Carolina. Similar amounts are forecast for south-central Virginia with a few inches forecast to extend to the Outer Banks of North Carolina and southeastern Virginia.

A state of emergency was declared in North Carolina on Tuesday ahead of the arrival of the disruptive snow.

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Snow has been responsible for multiple accidents thus far.

In upstate South Carolina and parts of central and northwestern Georgia a coating to an inch or two of snow fell from the storm into Wednesday midday.

In the wake of the snowfall, a freeze-up will bring additional hazards. Similar conditions occurred farther west over the South on Tuesday night.

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The risk of patchy black ice will continue to be a problem from the evening to the morning hours, until all of the snow has melted and runoff has ceased through Friday.

A return of mild weather will end the risk of icy patches this weekend.

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