ROXBORO, N.C. (WNCN) – While cold rain fell in the Triangle early Monday, snow began to cover the ground in parts of Person County.
A CBS 17 crew in Roxboro reported snow falling just after 9 a.m.
“I kept coming outside and everyone was like ‘why are you out here? It’s so cold.’ I was like…it’s gorgeous, it’s beautiful. We have to enjoy it while we have it,” Lori Whaley said.
Some residents told CBS 17 they didn’t expect the snow to accumulate like this.
“It surprised me. I had a little light dusting and as the morning went on, it got more and more accumulation,” said George Yancey.
Person County Emergency Management said the county suspended its bus services for the day.
Snow in that area was expected as a storm system moved across central North Carolina.
The system is bringing flooding, gusty winds, and some snow with it.
Cold air will continue to move in on Monday and temperatures will quickly drop near freezing allowing the change over to snow.
The best chance for snow will be in northern North Carolina and southern Virginia, where a Winter Weather Advisory is in place until 4 p.m. – Granville, Person, and Mecklenburg counties.