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North Carolina eases heating fuel delivery rules

With temperatures in the single digits, Ray Levesque, mate of the crab/lobster boat Bradbill, makes his way across the deck covered in ice to tie off, after arriving in New Bedford, Mass., harbor on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, from a one day fishing voyage. Temperatures across Massachusetts are not expected to rise above freezing for days. (Peter Pereira/Standard Times via AP)

North Carolina's governor has signed an emergency declaration to allow heating fuel to be more easily distributed during a bitter cold snap gripping the U.S.

Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's executive order loosens restrictions on drivers transporting heating fuels such as propane. It puts in extra measures to prevent price gouging.

Roads are being treated in South Carolina's coastal counties because of a forecast of light freezing rain.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for counties along the North and South Carolina coasts with some freezing rain possible through Friday morning.

A dog has been found frozen solid on an Ohio home's porch.

President Donald Trump says the East Coast could be facing "the COLDEST New Year's Eve on record" and could use some "good old Global Warming," an apparent jab at scientists who say the earth's climate has been getting warmer.

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