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Team Coverage: Noon Update

Updated: Wednesday, February 12 2014, 01:14 PM EST
We've had crews in Buncombe and Henderson counties all morning as well as the Upstate.
 
In downtown Asheville, slick roads sent cars sliding this morning.

As soon as the snow started to fall around 9am, it started to stick.

In a ten minute time period our cameras captured several cars sliding on residential roads.

One on a steep hill in the Montford community near the park, that driver managed to regain control.

Another driver was sliding going uphill near Greenlife, she did the smart thing and stopped.

There are fewer people out than on a typical Wednesday since many schools and businesses closed in preparation for this snow event after looking at the forecast.

In Hendersonville at noon today, there was around an inch of the soft, flaky snow. Not the heavy wet stuff.

Still, Hendersonville officials sent out a release saying they're closing city offices today.

County officials to send out an another announcement, within minutes of that one, warning residents to stay off the roads. A lot of the secondary roads are already coated with snow.

The Highway Patrol says car accidents started to pick up just about immediately when the snow started. Not too many so far, but a few minor ones, people sliding around or right off the roads.

The DOT has prepped the roads, we've seen a plow or salt trucks pass by about every 15 minutes.

Rocky Hyder, Henderson County Emergency Management, "you know I think we've done all we can, we've told people the storms coming and it's been talked about for a few days now so hopefully people will use some common send and get off the roads."

Jovanny Garcia, Hendersonville, "were going home because it's gonna start snowing and we don't want to get it bad, we'll be safe at home, cozy."

Now that family there, they are sort of model citizens today. Emergency management officials say they're worried about transportation going into this storm. They want to get people off the roads, DOT says they're ready but there's only so much you can do in advance.

Click here for the snow expectations map.

For more on your local forecast, click here.
For a full list of closings and delays, click here.
Team Coverage: Noon Update


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