SCHOOLS CLOSED; SNOW MOVING INTO THE REGION

School buses are parked in the snow this morning at Isaac Dickson Elementary.

Shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday, local school officials announced that Henderson County Schools and Transylvania County Schools would dismiss its students early at 11 a.m. due to the snow and worsening weather conditions.              

Mountain Community School has also announced that it will be dismissing students for the day at 11:30 a.m.

Reports from the National Weather Service say roughly 1 inch of snow accumulation is likely Tuesday in the Hendersonville area. The high is 27 degrees. However, tonight's temperatures will dip down to around 14 degrees.

Before 7 a.m. Tuesday, snow began to fall in parts of Asheville and Buncombe County. Shortly thereafter, school officials cancelled school for Buncombe County Schools and Asheville City Schools. School is also closed today for AB-Tech and UNC Asheville. Other western North Carolina schools canceled today include Haywood County Schools, Madison County Schools and Yancey County Schools.

Roads were white with snow by mid-morning, with NC DOT crews out with plows.

A hazardous weather outlook is in effect for Henderson, Transylvania, Buncombe, Madison, Haywood, McDowell, Graham, Swain and Jackson counties through Thursday.

A winter storm warning is out for areas south of the NC-SC state line and for much of the higher elevations of Western North carolina west and north of Asheville.

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