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Winter storm warning issued for Lancaster County

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By Mark Manicone

Lancaster County is under a winter storm warning from 2 a.m. until 5 p.m. today, with snow accumulations of up to 2 inches expected, according to the National Weather Service.
The highest amounts of snowfall predicted for the state are in parts of Lancaster and Chesterfield counties nearest the N.C. border. A dusting is expected around Columbia.
Temperatures are likely to be above freezing at the onset of the storm. Rain is expected initially which will then mix with, or change to snow.
Slick bridges and overpasses would be the main road impacts across areas that have temperatures at or below freezing. Any lingering snow or wet roads could refreeze by late Wednesday afternoon into the evening as temperatures quickly fall back below 32 degrees, according to the NWS. The low tonight will fall to the teens.
The last time Lancaster County dealt with winter weather was Jan. 3, when Winter Storm Grayson pelted S.C. coastal counties with snow and freezing rain. Kershaw got a half-inch of snow, as the edge of the storm clipped the southern part of the county.

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