Updated: Thursday, January 31 2013, 06:42 PM EST
The storm that brought heavy rains and winds also turned the high mountains white. About two inches of snow in northern Madison County forced schools to cancel classes. Crews also worked snow-covered roads Thursday morning in the Tennesse mountain counties.
People driving from the sunny south were in for a wintry shock when they began the climb up I-26 to the tennessee line. The sky was a dark gray and the air filled with snow as it continued to fall on the northern half of Madison County.
Heavy rains turned to snow overnight and forced snowplow crews to make several passes Thursday morning. All lanes were open by 10 a.m. and warming temperatures turned it all to slush. Attention turned to the backroads and soon most of them were dry by mid-afternoon.
However, crews could be returning to their trucks. Another two inches of snow are forecast to fall in the high mountain counties making roads hazardous Thursday night and Friday morning.
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