How much snow fell in the Midlands? And what’s the weather forecast, road conditions?

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(Travis Bell/Statehouse Carolina)

The first snow in years for Columbia wasn’t just a couple flurries that melted away.

The National Weather Service reported 2 inches of snow at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport in Cayce early Saturday morning. Most of the snow fell before midnight, it said.

The weather service asked Midlands residents to send it photos of snowfall accumulation.

Across the Midlands, people have reported between less than an inch and nearly 3 inches of snow.

Precipitation moved out of the Columbia and Lexington areas Saturday morning but cold weather could keep road slicks, forecasters said. The afternoon will bring sunnier skies and warmer temperatures.

Black ice and snow-covered road, especially in rural areas, should still be a concern for driver, safety and highway officials have warned. Drivers should stay off the roads if possible and plan for slower trips if travel is necessary.

A few collision were reported on Midlands roads Saturday morning. A couple wrecks happened on Interstates 20 and 77. A crash on Old Percival Road in northeast Columbia left at least one injured, the South Carolina Highway Patrol reported.