Snow in Central North Carolina in March? Who would have thought?
As snow itself, let alone accumulation of any kind, is rare in this part of North Carolina, especially in March, residents were overjoyed as they grabbed their sleds and headed to the hills for a snow day.
After a weekend of cold rain, the weather switched over to a wintry mix before changing to pure snow late Sunday night causing residents of the Piedmont Triad area to awake to around five inches of snow covering the ground, trees, cars and anything else in sight.
“I was at Panera last night when it started snowing,” sophomore Ashley Milford. “My friend and I were so excited we started jumping up and down.”
Residents were forced to clear their cars of snow and start them in advance in order to leave their houses. Even then, they had the task of braving icy roads.
“I love the snow; I hate the work,” Greensboro resident Howie Burkhalter said. “But if a few minutes of brushing the snow off of a car is the cost of a beautiful snowstorm, I guess I can pay the cost.”
Schools around the area were all closed including Elon University.
Around 10 p.m. Sunday, Elon University declared a delay until noon for Monday’s classes. At 7:30 a.m. Monday, students were alerted of a power outage and advised to remain in their rooms before Elon declared closure for the day around 7:40 a.m.
Hear what Greensboro resident Howie Burkhalter had to say about the storm: