Snowfall ranged from 6 to 8 inches across Cherokee County and some areas of DeKalb and Marshall Counties had 10 to 12 inches of snow after Wednesday’s snow storm.
Few problems were reported by the Cherokee County Highway Department throughout the day Thursday and that’s certainly to be attributed to the hard work and efforts of the Highway Department and City crews working diligently throughout the night.
All schools were closed Thursday and while some businesses chose to remain open, many remained closed.
When snow first started falling in Cherokee County Wednesday afternoon several wrecks were reported, dispatchers said the vast majority of the calls simply consisted of motorist pulling out of ditches after drivers lost control in slippery conditions.
One person was injured in a single vehicle accident on Highway 9 South just after 2:30 Wednesday afternoon – 21 year old Cedar Bluff resident Terri Jackson lost control of her 2010 Nissan.
One person was also injured in a single vehicle accident on the Cobia Bridge on Highway 68 in Cedar Bluff after spinning out of control at around 9:30 Thursday morning.
County Engineer Corey Chambers says that conditions are continuing to improve and that crews are still working to clear major thoroughfares and side roads.
With temps tonight expected to dip well below freezing – there is certainly the potential for some icing problems to form during the overnight hours.