People enjoy the snow and events in downtown Asheville

City trucks were spreading salt in front of the U.S. Cellular Center as fans lined up for the annual Warren Haynes Christmas Jam. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

Under the glow of the holiday lights in Asheville's Pack Square, families were out playing in what was still almost too slushy to call snow. But that didn't stop the kids or the adults.

The Barron family actually drove all the way up from Isle of Palms on the South Carolina coast just to get a taste of what’s happening here in the mountains.

Plow trucks could be seen, but, so far, they have only been spreading salt. But as the slush freezes, the trucks will start scraping.

A lot of events were still going on in downtown Asheville, despite this storm.

City trucks were spreading salt in front of the U.S. Cellular Center as fans lined up for the annual Warren Haynes Christmas Jam.

Asheville officials said it was the decision of the promoter whether to let the show go on, and so it did.

Among the rock and roll faithful was a group of friends, young women who work in downtown hotels. Bad weather or not, they were ready for some time on the town together.

"Hanging out, just got done taking care of people, getting them comfortable before the storm," Asheville resident Michaela Stanton said. "Now, we treat ourselves."

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