State Thawing out after Freezing Rain

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A quick moving weather system spread a small glaze of ice across northern South Carolina moved out Saturday morning.

But not before causing accidents in the northern half of the state Friday.

Authorities blamed at least one death on Friday's icy conditions. A man died in a wreck in Pickens County after his car hit a patch of ice on U.S. 123 in Easley.

The Highway Patrol reported at least 70 wrecks in Greenville County in two hours as the first batch came through.

Sheriffs in York, Lancaster and Chesterfield counties reported a number of wrecks as the second round of freezing rain came through after sundown Friday.

Trees and power lines had a light glaze of ice, but only scattered power outages were reported.

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