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DOT monitoring for first snow of season in Henderson County

With snow in the forecast, North Carolina Department of Transportation crews on Wednesday continued monitoring the weather in Henderson County. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

With snow in the forecast, North Carolina Department of Transportation crews on Wednesday continued monitoring the weather in Henderson County.

Roger Ayers, Henderson County maintenance engineer for NCDOT, said his crews could be dispatched Friday afternoon.

"We will be preparing Friday,” Ayers said. “If we see that it's going to get worse and, actually, we'll be setting up our trucks during the day Friday in case something does happen Friday night."

According to Ayers, his crews would set up throughout the county.

"Interstate [26], and [U.S.] 64, U.S. 25," Ayers said. "The biggest concern for us will be ice, if it were to turn to ice."

On Wednesday, he had a warning for drivers.

"Be patient, take your time, slow down, [and] keep plenty of following distance," Ayers said.

Ahead of the potential snow, some customers at The Mast General Store, like Lauren Almany, picked up holiday gifts.

"I was looking for Christmas presents," Almany said.

Lance Norton, a manager at The Mast General Store, said the anticipation of snow in the forecast only added to the holiday cheer.

"People are out, and they're excited, looking forward to what might happen," Norton said.

Customer Jan Crowe said she would come back to downtown Hendersonville on Friday to watch and wait for snow.

"We'll definitely stay out on the street more than we will in the stores and just enjoy it," Crowe said.

There were no cancellations or delays planned for public schools in Henderson County in connection to snow in the forecast as of Wednesday evening. Click here for the latest information about closings and delays.

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