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Fort Jackson in Columbia, the Army’s largest basic training base, was curtailing operations Tuesday morning, and only essential personnel were to be on duty.

“Training will continue, but will most likely consist of classroom type training. Otherwise we have problems with getting them (the recruits) to their training location,” base spokesman Patrick Jones said.

On the coast, only essential personnel were told to report to Joint Base Charleston.

The winter weather was expected to move out of South Carolina early Wednesday.

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Associated Press writers Susanne M. Schafer and Jeffery Collins contributed to this story from Columbia, S.C.