By Ashley Rader
Most of the Eastern portion of the country was tricked rather than treated as Frankenstorm, a hybrid mix of a winter cold front and Hurricane Sandy, spread rain, high winds and heavy snow from the northeastern states to the Appalachian mountains in Tennessee and North Carolina.
Many Carter County residents awoke to find winter had paid an early visit overnight.
As of this morning, Sandy’s local impact has been a decidedly mixed bag.
Residents in the lowest elevations had no accumulation from the storm and middle elevations had trace to small accumulations of snow, while those living in the highest elevations were greeted with multiple inches of snow. Some areas of Roan Mountain, especially those at the highest points, had 17 inches of snow as of Tuesday morning. Weather forecasts expected that number to double by the time the weather system leaves the area Wednesday.