Friday Marks 8 Years Since Record-Breaking Snowfall
Eight years ago today, the Triangle had its biggest snow storm in history. Snow began falling just before midnight on Jan. 24, 2000, and ended the next afternoon. Show us your photos.Posted — Updated
Snow began falling just before midnight on Jan. 24, 2000. Before it ended the next afternoon, more than a foot and a half of snow covered the ground.
Thousands of people were without power due to the storm.
The National Guard was called out after Gov. Jim Hunt declared a state of emergency. Guardsmen were called out to assist with medical requests, including medical rescues for people stranded by the snow. They also took state employees to and from their jobs.