In like a lion: Locals respond to 2014’s cold, snowy start

Photo by Jake Frankel

The new year came in like a lion today, Jan. 3, as Asheville residents woke up to bitter cold winds and snow. The winter weather was greeted on social media with a mix of trepidation and joy, as locals tried to drive on icy roads or sled down snowy hills.

Residents are continuing to post a mix of traffic reports, power outages, school closings, jokes, and photos as the day unfolds. Some are noting that the worst (or best – if you like winter sports) weather is yet to come, as forecasters are calling for more snow and even colder temperatures in a couple of days.

Here’s a Storify roundup of what people are posting to Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags #avlsnomg and #avlwx:


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About Jake Frankel
Jake Frankel is an award-winning journalist who enjoys covering a wide range of topics, from politics and government to business, education and entertainment.

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