GREER, S.C. — The snow is ending in the mountains of western North Carolina.
The National Weather Service allowed a winter weather advisory to expire for Avery, Haywood, Madison, Mitchell, Swain, and Yancey counties at noon Wednesday.
The advisory continued until 4 p.m. in Ashe and Watauga counties, where another one or two inches of snow was possible.
Winds are expected to gust at up to 35 mph.
The snow has been generated by the superstorm sparked by Hurricane Sandy. Snowfall was heaviest near the Tennessee and Virginia state lines.
Faust in northern Madison County had 2 feet of snow Tuesday. Newfound Gap in Swain County had 22 inches of snow.
Heavy snow also was reported in Great Smoky Mountains National Park north of Cove Creek in Haywood County, said John Tomko, a meteorologist with the weather service.
The park got hammered," Tomko said.