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Snow Pounding Western North Carolina

Snow is continuing to fall in western North Carolina.  Forecasters are calling for as much as 14 inches in some parts of the mountains. 

Thousands are without power as snow blankets the region.  For the latest, WCQS's Jeremy Loeb spoke with Duke Energy spokesman Tom Williams, who spoke with us from his home in Fairview.  We asked him what conditions were like there.

Henderson County is under a state of emergency as snow amounts are averaging around 6 inches.  For more, WCQS's Jeremy Loeb spoke with Major Frank Stout of the Henderson County Sheriff's office.

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Major Frank Stout, Public Information Officer for the Henderson County Sheriff's office

Western North Carolina woke up to snow Friday morning.  The National Weather Service is predicting between 8 and 10 inches of snow for the Asheville area.  For more, Jeremy Loeb spoke with meteorologist Harry Gerapetritis in Greer, South Carolina.

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NWS meteorologist Harry Gerapetritis gives WCQS a Friday morning update

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Snow blanketed parts of western North Carolina early Wednesday.  And more could be coming late Thursday through Saturday.  For an update on what's happening in Jackson County, WCQS's Jeremy Loeb spoke with Jackson County Emergency Management Director Todd Dillard.

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Todd Dillard, Jackson County Emergency Management Director speaks with Jeremy Loeb

NC Department of Transportation spokesman Steve Abbott talked about DOT's response with Jeremy Loeb, and had some advice for would-be drivers as well.

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NCDOT spokesman Steve Abbott speaks with Jeremy Loeb

Jeffrey Taylor with the Weather Service in Greer, South Carolina told David Hurand 2016 has gotten off to a cold, relatively dry start.  He added that December was unusually warm.

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Jeffrey Taylor National Weather Service in Greer, S.C. predicts cold, wet weather ahead for WNC