Snow blankets Triangle

Snow coats the ground on Oxfordshire Lane in Chapel Hill (Courtesy: Brenna Elmore)

December 5, 2010 6:15:37 AM PST
Thick snowflakes fell across the Triangle Saturday, coating trees and lawns with a heavy blanket.

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While it looked impressive, it didn't stick to roads.

Still, the wet conditions mixed with chilly temperatures meant slippery patches.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol said it had investigated about 50 weather related accidents by early Saturday evening.

Some churches have announced delays and closures for Sunday. Click here for the list of all closings and delays.

The National Weather Service put out a winter weather advisory out for most counties in the ABC11 viewing area until early Sunday morning, but it has now expired.

Warmer temperatures after sunrise Sunday quickly began to melt the snow clinging to trees and unpaved ground.

Dry and cold weather is expected for Sunday through the work week with temperatures running well below normal. Daytime highs will struggle to 40 on some days, with lows in the low and mid 20s.

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