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Cold overnight temperatures and winds gusting over 30 miles per hour could cause problems for the Tuesday morning commute in Western North Carolina. School systems across the region have canceled classes for the day.


(Sunday 5:30 p.m.)  About 8,000 Duke Energy customers were without power late Sunday afternoon in Western North Carolina after a storm that dropped close to a foot of snow in some areas passed through the region.

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Update January 5 at 10 am: Wednesday morning power was almost completly restored across the Western North Carolina mountians. Five residents in Henderson, Buncombe, Haywood, Graham and Polk Counties respectively are still in the dark, according to Duke Energy.

There is potential for another snow storm on Thursday night to Friday morning in the region, according to The Weather Channel.