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Spring Snow Impacts Tourism

Updated: Monday, March 25 2013, 09:35 PM EDT
Snow started falling early this morning across much of the area.
In the higher elevations, we've had reports of slick roads.

In the valleys, there's a few inches on people's lawns but the roads are only wet.

Snowplows are trying to keep up with the heavy snowfall on Highway 19.

That slowed traffic to a crawl in some places and we saw cars skidding here and there as they headed downhill to Maggie Valley.

Lisa Trice, resident, "they're not very good, well, mostly like up the mountain and all, every place else is okay, but up the mountain is not good, towards Soco."

It's an unusual spring here in this tourist town.  Shopkeepers tell us they would ordinarily see a lot more traffic with the temperatures in the 50's.

They say the snow has scared away tourists who normally would head this way this time of year.

You should use caution if you're heading into any of the Tennessee border counties today as the snow keeps falling through this noon hour.Spring Snow Impacts Tourism

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