Winter weather still hitting Asheville hard

Winter weather still hitting Asheville hard-attachment0

Schools are closed and buses are delayed as Asheville and the surrounding area still grapple with ice and snow today. The National Weather Service cautions the public to be careful of severe wind chill and icy roads through at least midday — but that didn’t stop this canine resident from enjoying the winter wonderland (photo by Alicia Funderburk)..

The NWS advisory notes worries about “lingering black ice” and “hazardous wind chills.”

This morning, the city of Asheville cautioned drivers to be careful of slick roads, and noted that Public Works crews were busy dealing with ice on primary roads, but many secondary roads remain

Many local schools and institutions are closed, while the Asheville transit system is running on a two-hour delay. Here’s a full list of closures from WLOS.

A vehicle slid off the road in a West Asheville neighborhood during the worst of the winter storm. (Photo by Alicia Funderburk)

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