Light snow ends, 1-3 inches on ground

Posted on: 5:05 am, February 20, 2012, by , and , updated on: 05:08am, February 20, 2012

A slow-moving storm system that tread across the south brought anywhere from 1 to 3 inches of snow to the Piedmont on Sunday.

The storm tracked across the gulf coast states and the Carolinas on Sunday night. Cold rain started turning to a mix of sleet and snow in the central and northwest Piedmont counties around 4 p.m. and had transitioned to snow in most of the Piedmont by 7 p.m.

By 9 p.m., the heavier bands of snow had pushed into eastern North Carolina and Virginia.

While several bordering counties in Virginia received 4.5 or more inches of snow, most Piedmont counties saw between 1 and 3 inches. Most cities across the Triad received 1.5 to 2 inches of snow, Denton saw 1.5 inches, Asheboro received 1 inch of snow, Walkertown saw 1.7 inches of snow and a weather spotter in Siler City reported 1.4 inches of snow on the ground.

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DOT crews and authorities across the Piedmont received hundreds of reports of traffic accidents as the driving conditions deteriorated.

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for the Piedmont until 5 a.m. Monday.