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Winter Storm Brings Extreme Cold

Today, many people in the high mountains woke to several inches of snow.  Locals in Yancey County say it's created treacherous driving conditions.

The asphalt is covered by a layer of ice, and then a layer of snow, which has created extremely slick conditions in higher elevations.

The good news is emergency management hasn't worked any major wrecks today.

It's due in part to clear interstates and mostly clear primary roads. The secondary roads are still in bad shape, as DOT works to clear them now.

It's the cold air that's kept many inside today, but we found one dad buying a sled for his 7 year old daughter.

Joe Silvers, Yancey County, "I don't think I'll let her stay out very long. Wind chill concerns me the most."

Joel says he got about four inches at his house and he's prepared for several more days of frigid conditions.

The DOT says even major roads are still wet Wednesday evening.  They say that means drivers may encounter icy conditions when the roads refreeze. DOT crews will be out treating roads again tonight in our high mountain counties.

 



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