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Written by Steve Frank   
Monday, 13 December 2010 08:46

We’re under a Winter Storm Warning that will last until tomorrow morning for most of our area, with the National Weather Service more concerned with winds, pushing a blast of cold air into the High Country with 55 mile-per hour gusts, blowing snow, plus an additional accumulation—they say 4 inches or more today. Temperatures will again drop to single digits and wind chills will drop well into the negative numbers.  Schools, many daycares and businesses are closed, and ASU did the almost unheard of—moving today’s exams to Wednesday.
The snow started yesterday morning, and with it, a rash of wrecks.  There were several calls about a red sports car overturned on NC 105 near Aldridge Road, passing motorists more concerned that someone appeared to still be in the car, but it turned out the car did wreck Sunday morning, and the uninjured driver was waiting for a tow truck. 
An accident late last night on Meat Camp road caused the injured to have to hike to a home near-by to seek help.  The 9:50pm wreck was near Proffitt’s Grove Baptist church in the 3000 block of Meat Camp Road.
But even before the current storm started, last week’s snow and ice continued to cause travel trouble, with another vehicle landing in an area body of water—one of several to find that fate since the snow fell over a week ago.  Saturday’s incident was a 2:35pm accident on the North Fork of the New River in Ashe County, the vehicle careening off North Fork New River Road, landing on its top in the river.  Paramedics, first responders, and firemen were dispatched, but the driver managed to scramble from the vehicle unharmed. The task then left to the state patrol and wrecker crews to remove the car from the water.

 

  
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