WCAV-WVAW-WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | News

Drivers Navigate Slick Roads After Snowfall

December 24, 2012

It may have looked nice, but the winter weather caused a bit of mess Monday as drivers navigated the roads after the first snowfall of the season.

Central Virginia saw everything from rain to snow to sleet starting at 8:30 Monday morning, and drivers had to adjust while on the road. Some people said they saw some unsafe driving.

"Not using turn signals and just being a little too aggressive, moving a little too fast," said Albemarle County resident Pamela Lockhard. "And a little too much tailgating."

Police spent much of the day responding to several accidents in Albemarle County, a string of them taking place soon after the snow started falling.

The driver of a gray pick-up truck lost control of his vehicle on Monacan Trail near Red Hill Road about an hour after the snowfall began there. The driver struck the guard rail twice, flipped into the median and was ejected from his vehicle.

The morning snow and sleet seemed to turn into mostly rain later in the day.

Fluvanna County resident Javanov Barksdale was out running some last-minute errands Monday afternoon and said the unexpected winter weather put a damper on her plans.

"It stops everything. You can't go anywhere. You can't do anything," said Barksdale. "Everyone is in a hurry."

But even though many people are scurrying to get everything ready for the holiday Tuesday, police are reminding drivers to use caution and slow down when they are on slick roads.


The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.

  • Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. We will not post comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.
  • We will not post comments that use hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our website.
  • Comments should not attack other readers or people featured in our stories personally. Any accusations should be backed up with facts.
  • Any comment we post will be posted in its entirety. We do not edit any comment that we post.
     
  • Comments should contribute to the discussion. We will not post comments that don't advance the discussion. Flaming and/or trolling will not be tolerated.
     
  • Comments should not attack other posters. Let's keep the focus on the content of the story.

    As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.

    If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to webmaster@newsplex.com.

 

powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 184721811