Winter weather advisory in effect for northern North Carolina mountains; schools closed

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RALEIGH, North Carolina — A winter weather advisory is in effect for the northern mountains of North Carolina.

The National Weather Service says a wintry mix is possible until late Saturday morning.

Up to 3 inches of snow is expected around Banner Elk, with most of the snow expected Saturday morning. Some ice is expected Friday.

Up to 2 inches of snow is expected around Waynesville, again with most of the snow expected early Saturday. Up to 2 inches of snow is also possible around Boone.

Some light snow is also possible in the far west around Murphy.

Schools in Avery, Mitchell and Yancey counties canceled classes Friday. Other schools delayed openings.

Sleet was reported around Blowing Rock and Boone early Friday.

No significant power outages were reported early Friday.

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