Officially Winter in the Mountains
Updated: Friday, December 21 2012, 05:36 PM EST
The first day of winter brings heavy winds and snow to parts of the mountains.
New 13's Karen Wynne hit the road this morning and headed for the Tennessee state line.
All the motorists she spoke with say they had to drive very slow on I-26, and that nearby bridges and overpasses were extremely icy.
Despite the tricky travel conditions, some don't seem to mind the falling snow, "this was my Christmas gift to my family this year was to come and get a mountain cabin and hopefully see snow. Boy did we get our wish. We're just in heaven," Linda Hopton.
High winds and blowing snow are expected to be a problem for the rest of the day.
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