North Buncombe Slick Roads
Snow covered roads with a thin pancake of snow.
In Weaverville and parts of north Buncombe County, it fell continuously from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. That's left snow stuck to the pavement on many side streets and salt isn't melting it. Weaverville Road crews loaded salt and sand to add some traction. The extended snowfall took them by surprise. But falling temperatures made their work difficult because the snow was too thin to scrape and salt doesn't work well when temperatures fall below 20.
Greyson Murray is doing his best to scrape his steep driveway. He managed to get home around noon after a wild ride from West Asheville. The powder that fell today is hard to shovel. But he managed to clear a path for his brother, who managed to park his car at the garage after two attempts.
On the four lanes, salt and sand offered some traction. But drivers had trouble staying on the road. A truck crashed after losing control on an icy bridge.
The slick conditions will likely continue through the night and into tomorrow morning as the temperature drops into the low teens. Everything that looks like water will likely be ice, so police are urging everyone to drive only if you have to.