The mountains of North Carolina have been hit with blizzard conditions as a result of the remnants of Hurricane Sandy, which slammed the northeast coast late yesterday.
Counties along the border with East Tennessee have at least eight inches on the ground with much more expected as the day wears on. Some areas could get upwards of two feet of snow.
Popular snow skiing resorts located near Boone, Blowing Rock, and Banner Elk are enjoying the extra business such conditions bring. The downside, though, is the high winds.
The Great Smoky Mountains two hours to the southwest of Boone could see some of the highest snow totals in the area. At least 24 inches are expected in some areas, effecting mountain towns such as Bryson City, Cherokee, and Maggie Valley.
The entire area remains under the winter storm warning.