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Weather: UNCA & AB Tech Cancel Night Classes

In Asheville, taxi driver Ron Morris waited at Haywood Road and I-26 for a call from dispatch to pick up rides. and make money Tuesday night.

"My agenda is to run as many trips as possible before the weather turns so nasty that we can't run anymore," said Morris, who sat in his Honda Prius that is a big gas saver but doesn't have 4-wheel drive.

"This is the first time they're trying these cars out in snow," said Morris. "They consider them expensive and don't want to take a chance so this is unusual."

But with no accumulation on roads conditions while the temperature remained above freezing, were just fine.
In East Asheville city trucks with plows attached filled up with the salt and sand mixture dropped as a preventative in case of accumulation overnight.

AB Tech and UNCA canceled night classes but UNCA student Laura Sundmark who's from Minnesota said she was frustrated by the call.

"Honestly, it's really silly bu I have to think Asheville doesn't have the same equipment we have (in Minnesota). It's definitely different  but for me a lot of people are mostly on campus and I think the drive conditions seemed ok, said Sundmark.

A spokesman for UNCA said administrators look at the forecast earlier in the day and make the call according to what they feel will be safest for students driving in the evening to campus.

By Kimberly King
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