The snow has stopped but travel dangers continue

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The snow has stopped but travelers are being warned to watch for black ice on roads around the Carolinas.

A storm that swept across the South dumped up to 12 inches (30 centimeters) of snow near Durham on Wednesday. 

The National Weather Service has a winter weather advisory in effect for most of the Carolinas because of hazardous travel conditions, which were not expected to improve before midday Thursday.

Related: CMPD responds to over 200 wrecks during snow storm 

Temperatures early Thursday in North Carolina ranged from 3 degrees (-16 Celsius) in western North Carolina to 28 degrees (-2 Celsius) along the Outer Banks. Forecasters said an advisory warning of the dangers of black ice was likely to be issued for Friday morning as well.

Duke Energy reported about 10,000 customers without service in the Carolinas. The biggest problem was near Chapel Hill.

Related: School closings and delays for Thursday, Jan. 18 

The snow and ice prompted South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster to postpone his State of the State address Wednesday for one week. South Carolina lawmakers also took the rest of the week off.