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Snow moves through Charlotte; causes dramatic wreck in mountains

Source: Blowing Rock Fire & Rescue Source: Blowing Rock Fire & Rescue
Source: Blowing Rock Fire & Rescue Source: Blowing Rock Fire & Rescue
Source: Blowing Rock Fire & Rescue Source: Blowing Rock Fire & Rescue
Source: Blowing Rock Fire & Rescue Source: Blowing Rock Fire & Rescue

BLOWING ROCK, NC (WBTV) - Winter weather made its way through the WBTV viewing area Sunday.

Several inches of snow fell in the mountains, while Charlotte and surrounding areas got a light dusting of snow.

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The weather caused a serious wreck in Blowing Rock when a driver ran off a snow-covered road Sunday afternoon. He told police he lost control on the wet road. His SUV almost went down a 70-foot drop, but was stopped by a few trees on a cliff overhanging Highway 321.

It took Blowing Rock Fire and Rescue about an hour to stabilize the SUV enough to get to the driver and pull him from the vehicle. The driver wasn't hurt.

 The snow that hit the mountains also brought a band of flurries, with some heavier snow, across the city of Charlotte and other areas around Charlotte from 8:30 to 11 pm Sunday.

Most of the more substantial bands of snow went from uptown and here at the station on Morehead Street, northward to Concord, Huntersville, Davidson.

 There were snow reports from Union County, Gastonia, Belmont and the county. There was even enough here at the TV station to dust over car windshields. 

"Did you know it also snowed today in Atlanta and Nashville? Over an inch in Nashville…pretty unusual for December," said WBTV meteorologist Jim Lytle.

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