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Wintry mix could make roads slick in NC

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A snow covered road in the Pisgah Forest. (Feb. 19, 2013/FOX Carolina iWitness) A snow covered road in the Pisgah Forest. (Feb. 19, 2013/FOX Carolina iWitness)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Forecasters warned that a wintry mix could lead to slippery roads in the mountains of western North Carolina Tuesday morning.

A winter weather advisory was issued for all of the mountains from midnight until 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Forecasters said a fast-moving system would bring a light wintry mix of precipitation to the area by late Monday night. They said the mix will change to all snow by early Tuesday morning before again mixing with sleet and freezing rain about daybreak.

Meteorologist Alex Wilson said while much of the Upstate, northeast Georgia and parts of western North Carolina had only seen rain Tuesday morning, much of southwest North Carolina and the higher elevations had already seen 2" of a snow-sleet mix, including in Waynesville.

Before 9 a.m., snowfall totals varied between nearly 0.5" and 3" across the mountains, with reports of the largest amounts in Haywood and Macon counties.

FOX Carolina Chief Meteorologist Kendra Kent said roads, especially bridges and overpasses, could be slippery during the morning commute. The North Carolina Department of Transportation reported that primary roads across much of the mountains were covered in snow and ice before 8 a.m.

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