Winter Storm Database | Event Details

Started: February 16, 1996 at 2 am EST
Ended: February 16, 1996 at 11 pm EST
Snow occurred in the mountains of northwest North Carolina and in portions of north-central North Carolina during the morning hours on the 16th. The snow accumulated from 3 to 6 inches in the mountains and mainly from 1 to 3 inches east of the mountains. Numerous traffic accidents were reported. Blowing and drifting snow occurred over many areas. Interstate 40 through Buncombe and Haywood counties was especially hazardous with several multi vehicle accidents. Very cold and windy weather accompanied the snow.
Injuriesnot availableDeathsnot available
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