A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT is in effect until Monday afternoon as rain will be changing to snow in the high country during the overnight hours, inhibiting travel. Patchy ice my develop on bridges and overpasses region-wide around sunrise Monday. The morning commute could run into slowdowns. Windy conditions will persist overnight as well, especially in the mountains.
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The winter storm turned into a big weekend for Gatlinburg, with Ober Gatlinburg having a sell out weekend.
Tuesday, the ski resort had an unexpected surge in business when they found out most Georgia school districts were still on a winter break.
"We actually had more business for a Tuesday than I really was expecting. I found out that Georgia schools have one more day of their Presidents vacation," said John Casaboom with Ober Gatlinburg. "The timing of the storm was absolutely perfect. To get a storm in the middle of the week gets people excited about skiing, they know they're going to have a great weekend."
Ober Gatlinburg says they plan on staying open through Easter with Tubing. They'll stay open longer if they have demand and enough snow on the ground.
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