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Stay home, weather service says

   With ice and snowfall moving away, travel conditions remain treacherous in the Tabor-Loris Community and throughout Columbus and Horry counties.
    Winter storm warnings remain in effect throughout today, with temperatures expected to remain below freezing. All schools in the area are closed, as are most government offices.
    Here’s the latest impact prediction from the National Weather Service office in Wilmington.

Roads/Travel: Conditions on area roads are dangerous given accumulations of ice and snow. Some areas are expected to receive additional snow and/or sleet (typically under 3⁄4 of an inch) through the late morning to the early afternoon. Any sleet accumulations would be confined to coastal counties through this morning.

Power: Scatteredpoweroutagesarepossible.
Slips/Falls: Even walking can be dangerous due to ice accumulations, in some areas ice under snow

accumulations. Conditions will be treacherous on untreated steps and paved areas.

Winds/Temperatures today/tonight: Blustery north winds 10-20 mph with gusts to 30 mph through mid-day. Wind chills will be in the teens today dropping into the single digits tonight as temperatures fall into the mid to upper teens.

Aviation: Precipitation at the terminals will gradually come to an end late this morning. Ceilings will be MVFR improving to VFR by the afternoon. With temperatures expected to remain below freezing through the day expect icy conditions at the airports.

Marine: Northerly flow of 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt will prevail across the Long Bay and Onslow Bay coastal waters. Seas up to 6 ft are possible, especially away from the coast. A Small Craft Advisory remains in effect for the coastal waters. Conditions in proximity to the Gulf Stream will be much worse where the wind counters the current causing steep waves. Freezing rain and sleet are possible across the coastal waters through the morning. Any freezing rain would make conditions on exposed decks of vessels hazardous. Conditions will slowly improve through Friday morning.

     Keep checking Tabor-Loris Tribune for updates on conditions and closings.

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