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WNC Snow Storm Update

The burst of snow this morning turned out to be much more than what some folks had anticipated.

In Weaverville, the flurries most folks thought they were in for turned out to be a lot more.

Early morning travelers found streets covered with the light snow, which started at around 7am.

It wasn't deep enough to cause serious problems but steep hills and parking lots could trap a car unprepared for a thin but solid layer of packed snow.

Chief Greg Stephens, Weaverville Police Dept., "luckily here in town, we haven't had any vehicle crashes this morning, that's not to say we won't have some later on today if this keeps happening, but so far so good this morning, people have been driving cautiously and that's what we want them to do."  

Elspeth Brown, store manager, "I slipped a couple of times, and there are a couple of places I couldn't get up, but they do a pretty good job with the roads out here, so hopefully it won't keep people from coming out today."

Schools are closed today, so traffic remains light.  Most side streets in town and back-roads in the north end of the county remain covered with snow.

The Highway Patrol says there were several wrecks this morning in Henderson and Macon counties but there were no serious injuries.


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