RALEIGH, N.C. — It’s bitterly cold in North Carolina after a storm dumped more than 6 inches (15 centimeters) of snow in the eastern part of the state.

The National Weather service issued a winter weather advisory Friday for about two dozen counties in central and eastern North Carolina. Forecasters say says snow cover and the ice create dangerous driving conditions.

A wind chill advisory is in effect for almost the entire the state. Wind chill readings are ranging from -25 degrees (-32 Celsius) in the mountains to around 0 degrees (-18 Celsius) on the Outer Banks.

Schools and some government offices are still closed in parts of central and eastern North Carolina.

As the storm moved north along the East Coast, parts of the Outer Banks were hit with hurricane force winds.

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