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Nearly 4 inches of snow falls in parts of NC mountains

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Sylas enjoys his first-ever snow at Sugar Mt Ski Resort. By 4 pm they had 1 inch of snow! (Source: Dad, Steve) Sylas enjoys his first-ever snow at Sugar Mt Ski Resort. By 4 pm they had 1 inch of snow! (Source: Dad, Steve)
Snow today in the Ski Crest Park area from Susan Dodd Fraser on Facebook Snow today in the Ski Crest Park area from Susan Dodd Fraser on Facebook

NEWLAND, NC (WBTV) - Heavy snow fell Tuesday in Avery, Ashe and Watauga counties and even in higher elevations of Burke County.

There are some reports of icy roads and a few wrecks caused by the snow.

Snow reports include the following:

3.6" at Flat Springs – Avery County

3" at Beech Mountain – Avery County

2" at Mt. Mitchell – Yancey County

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The weather forecasters had issued a winter weather advisory for areas above 3500 feet all Tuesday until 6 am Wednesday.  There were some reports of slick roads in the Boone area and in Avery County, where snow was falling heavily.

WBTV Reporter Steve Ohnesorge reported light snow bursts in Avery County around 10 am, but at 3 pm he reported snow all across that county.

By 3 pm snow was reported Boone and in higher elevations in Burke County. Ski operations in the area are making snow, Ohnesorge said.

Kate Danner, who works in Blowing Rock, reported 3/4 of an inch of snow on a railing outside her office around 3 pm.

Little snow was expected in the Boone and Blowing Rock area, which is right at 3500 feet, Conklin said. However, photos on Facebook show snow and there was road trouble reported on Highway 221 in Boone.

There were reports of people struggling to get home in Boone, the Watauga County Road Conditions Facebook page reported.

This was the third significant snow event in the NC mountains this winter.

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