Wintry Surprise Blankets (or Dusts) North Carolina
Posted March 10, 1998
RALEIGH — Surprise! As if you couldn't tell by going outside, winter isn't over, yet.
Light snow began falling around the Triangle on Wednesday night. In most areas, only flurries fell, but other areas had more significant snowfall. WRAL WeatherCenter meteorologist Greg Fishel says that some areas could enjoy a dusting of snow, but nothing too exciting. The system is moving too quickly to leave too much behind, he said.
The story was not the same in the mountains. Up to six inches of snow fell in some parts of Haywood County, near the Tennessee border. Avery County officials reported two to six inches of snow, and other mountain counties reported anywhere from one to two inches of that cold stuff.
Traveling was becoming dangerous Wednesday night. Officials reported that Interstate 40 was closed near mile marker ten. Police advised motorists to take it easy on roads north and west of Asheville, due to hazardous conditions.