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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
436 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2004

...PRELIMINARY UNOFFICIAL REPORTS FROM COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS CENTERS 
AND SPOTTERS...UPDATED AT 400 AM EST 


*****IN NORTH CAROLINA*****

ALEXANDER...3-3.5 INCHES OF SNOW/SLEET AROUND COUNTY. ROADS SLICK. 

AVERY...4 TO 8 INCHES OF SNOW AROUND COUNTY. ROADS SNOW COVERED. 

BUNCOMBE...1/4 INCH OF SNOW AND ICE IN ASHEVILLE. ROADS SLICK. 

BURKE...2-3 INCHES OF SLEET AND SNOW ON GROUND. ROADS FROZEN HARD. 

CABARRUS...2 INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET ON GROUND. ROADS SNOW COVERED. 

CALDWELL...3 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET ON GROUND. 1/4 INCH OF 
ICE ON TOP. ROADS SNOW AND ICE COVERED.

CATAWBA...2-4" SNOW AND SLEET ON GROUND. 

CLEVELAND...2 INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET ON GROUND. ROADS SLICK. 
EMERGENCY PERSONEL GETTING STUCK.

DAVIE...3 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET IN MOST PLACES. 
ROADS SLICK.

GASTON...ROADS ICY. NO POWER PROBLEMS.

GRAHAM...GROUND WET.

HAYWOOD...TRACE TO 2 INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET ON GROUND. ROADS 
SLICK. 

HENDERSON...3 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET ON GROUND. ROADS SLICK 
AND ICY.

IREDELL...3 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET ON GROUND. ROADS SNOW AND 
SLEET COVERED. 

JACKSON...RAIN IN SYLVA. ICE IN CASHIERS. ROADS ICY IN CASHIERS. 

LINCOLN...3 INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET ON GROUND. ROADS SLICK. 

MACON...1.5 INCHES ON GROUND IN HIGHLANDS WHERE ROADS SLICK.

MADISON...1 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW ON GROUND. ROADS ICY.  

MCDOWELL...3 TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW ACROSS COUNTY. ROADS SLICK. 

MECKLENBURG...2 INCHES OF SNOW/SLEET ON GROUND. ROADS COVERED.

MITCHELL...2 INCHES OF SNOW ON THE GROUND WITH ICE TOPPING. ROADS 
SLICK. 

POLK...2 INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET ON GROUND. ROADS ICY. NO TREES OR 
POWERLINES DOWN.

ROWAN...3 TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET ON GROUND. ROADS SLICK.

RUTHERFORD...1.5 INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET ON GROUND. ROADS SLICK.

SWAIN...GROUND WET.

TRANSYLVANIA...2 INCHES OF SNOW AND ICE ON GROUND. ROADS SLICK.

UNION...SLEET. 1 TO 2 INCHES SNOW AND SLEET ON GROUND. ROADS SLICK. 

YANCEY...3 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW ON GROUND AROUND COUNTY. ROADS SLICK.


*****IN SOUTH CAROLINA*****

ABBEVILLE...ROADS VERY ICY WITH COUNTLESS ACCIDENTS. 1/4" ICE 
ACCUMULATION TODAY. POWER OUTAGES ISOLATED.

ANDERSON...NOT MUCH PRECIPITATION TODAY BUT ROADS STILL VERY ICY. 
TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF MINOR CAR ACCIDENTS. A BUNCH OF POWER OUTAGES 
REPORTED IN POWDERSVILLE AND WEST PELZER. 

CHESTER...HEAVY SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN HAS OCCURRED TODAY. MORE ICE 
ACCUMULATION IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF COUNTY WITH MODERATE ACCUM. IN 
CENTRAL AND NORTHERN PARTS. SECONDARY ROADS ARE SOLID ICE AND MAIN 
HIGHWAYS ARE MORE OF A SLUSH.

CHEROKEE...ROADS VERY SLICK. LOTS OF WRECKS REPORTED. 

GREENVILLE...ROADS ICY. ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES IN THE PIEDMONT AREA.

GREENWOOD...MAJOR ICE ACCUMULATION TODAY...RANGING FROM 1/2 TO 3/4 
INCH. ALL FREEZING RAIN. SOUTH END OF COUNTY EXPERIENCED SIGNIFICANT 
REPORTS OF TREES ON POWER LINES AND ROADS...MORE SCATTERED IN REST 
OF COUNTY. SOME STOPLIGHTS OUT. ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES. MAJOR ROAD 
PROBLEMS. 

LAURENS...1/2 INCH OF ICE GLAZE TODAY. TREMENDOUS PROBLEMS WITH 
ACCIDENTS DUE TO ROAD AND SIDEWALK ICE. NOT MANY POWER OUTAGES.

OCONEE...ROADS SLICK. TREES ON POWERLINES IN THE SALEM AREA. A 
COUPLE OF POWERLINES DOWN NEAR FAIRPLAY.

PICKENS...ROADS ICY.

SPARTANBURG...ROADS SLICK. SEVERAL TRACTOR-TRAILERS BLOCKING TRAFFIC 
OR JACK-KNIFED DUE TO INABILITY TO CLIMB STEEP ICY HILLS.

UNION...NOT MUCH PRECIPITATION FELL TODAY. ROADS ARE A REAL MESS 
WITH COUNTLESS REPORTS OF ACCIDENTS. SAND TRUCK OVERTURNED AND AN 
AMBULANCE STUCK ENROUTE. MANY EMERGENCY VEHICLES WERE GETTING STUCK 
AND NOT RETURNING. NATIONAL GUARD ACTIVATED TO HELP PEOPLE WITH 
POWER LOSSES. "...THE WORST ROAD CONDITIONS EVER SEEN IN THIS COUNTY." 
(QUOTE FROM COUNTY 911 OFFICIAL)    

YORK...NOT MUCH ACCUMULATION TODAY. ROADS VERY SLICK BUT NOT AS MANY 
ACCIDENTS AS WOULD BE EXPECTED.

*****IN GEORGIA***** 

ELBERT...MAJOR PROBLEM WITH TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS. NUMEROUS 
TRACTOR-TRAILERS OVERTURNED...ALSO MANY OTHER MAJOR WRECKS. NO POWER 
OUTAGES REPORTED BUT SOME TREES AND LIMBS ON ROADS.

FRANKLIN...LITTLE ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATION TODAY. CAR ACCIDENTS 
EARLIER...NOT MANY IN AFTERNOON. SEVERAL REPORTS OF POWER OUT ON 
LAKE HARTWELL. 

HABERSHAM...ROADS ICY. SOME TREES AND LINES DOWN. NOT MUCH PRECIP 
FELL TODAY. 

HART...HEAVY GLAZE OF ICE ON TREES AND POWER LINES. POWER OUTAGES 
REPORTED IN SOUTHERN PART OF THE COUNTY. NUMEROUS CAR ACCIDENTS.

STEPHENS...FREEZING DRIZZLE. ICE ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES. TREES 
AND POWER LINES DOWN. POWER OUTAGES REPORTED AROUND THE COUNTY.  

RABUN...ICY ROADS. MANY PLACES AROUND COUNTY WITHOUT POWER FOR 
OVER 24 HOURS.  

$$

LAMB/KRENTZ



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