RALEIGH, N.C. — The snow is moving out of North Carolina but the cold temperatures are staying behind.

The National Weather Service had blizzard, winter storm warnings and winter weather statements in effect in half of North Carolina’s 100 counties on Thursday.

Wind chill warnings and advisories were in effect in 54 counties for Thursday and in some cases, for Friday as well.

The snow and ice prompted the closure of many schools in the eastern half of the state.

Up to 6 inches of snow was reported near Fort Bragg.

Duke Energy reported about 2,400 customers still without electricity Thursday morning. Nearly half of those were in Craven County around New Bern.

Wind child values could be as low as -30 degrees (-34 Celsius) at the mountain tops in western North Carolina.

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