The snow was light (about 2-3 inches in the valley, more in the highest elevation areas of the county).
It quickly melted so that today the only remaining snow is on the grassy and shaded areas.
Everything in Sevier County pretty much came to a standstill. School is out again today because of the risk of sending buses across mountain roads that may still be slick in some remote shaded areas.
The Smoky Mountains were absolutely spectacular in appearance.
We simply don’t get enough snow in the Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville areas to justify a lot of snow plows and other snow removal equipment. For this reason on those rare occasions when we do get snow everything stops. We have been known on rare occasions to cancel school on a forecast of certain snow.
What does this have to do with real estate you might ask? The answer is that our mild climate is one of the major reasons why people continue to choose the Sevier County area as their place to call home. For either a second home or a primary residence Gatlinburg area real estate fits quite nicely.
There are however some negatives for a beautiful snow and that would be the slick coat of ice that formed beneath the snow during this storm. Lots of automobile accidents and a few personal mishaps like my daughter Alexa’s who slipped on the ice and severely dislocated her knee. We spent several hours at the emergency room last night where she was treated and released – Complete with crutches and a brace but fortunately no surgery was required. My daughter will shoot me for posting this photo but here it is anyway: