COVINTON, Va. -

Folks in the Allegheny Highlands are no strangers to snow this time of year.

But getting around wasn't easy as conditions worsened tonight.

It really was a tale of two afternoons. At 5 tonight, we were telling you that the roads were clear.  Oh, how things changed.

Around 3, things weren't too bad on the primary roads.

"Today, we haven't had any problems," said Don Bledsoe, who was out enjoying the weather.

At Falling Springs, the snow mostly made for better scenery than a source of headaches.

"Got a little slick when you got a little farther up the mountain, but I think they've done a wonderful job," said Sara Arrington, a native of Covington.

Up at The Homestead Resort in nearby Hot Springs, today's snow meant the busiest day of the ski season so far.

The brave souls of the Allegheny Highlands were happy about the first snow.

Everywhere in the highlands, conditions worsened quickly as the second bout of snow roared in late afternoon.

Tough driving conditions are something residents of highland county are used to, but no matter how accustomed you are to driving in this stuff, the real concern is ice, something drivers here don't want to mess with.