RALEIGH — Suddenly, there was snow. Just when it looked like the Triangle would be flurry-free, the flakes began to fall.
At 6:30 a.m. the first dusting of snow fell on many parts of the Triangle. On Interstate 40, and on the Durham Freeway, drivers shared the road with the snow.
The roads were cold enough to maintain a light coating on the surface, but drivers maintained control.
Driver Rod Henion said the dusting didn't create any problems for him on the roads.
"I enjoy it," says Henion of the snow. "I haven't seen it in a long time and it brings back memories of my childhood."
"I'm originally from New York and this is a very little bit, it's like having nothing down here," says driver Mike Salerno. "But being down here for eight years, a little bit's nice, it would have been nice to have it for Christmas, but otherwise it's not too bad."
The snow melted before it could cause roads to become slick. There were no reports of major accidents in the Triangle as a result of the weather.
Off the roads, it was just enough to make for a brief change of scenery.