WCAV-WVAW-WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | News

Snowstorm Blankets Southeast Virginia, Road Crews Busy

By: AP
By: AP

January 29, 2014

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - State and local crews have been working to clear Virginia roads from snow that has been falling since Tuesday afternoon.

About a foot of snow was expected to accumulate in the southern part of Hampton Roads through Wednesday.

School districts canceled classes, government offices shut down and thousands of sailors at the region's Navy bases were told to stay home on Wednesday unless they're considered essential personnel.

The National Weather Service says the Norfolk area averages fewer than three days of snow each winter that result in at least an inch of accumulation. Wednesday marks the fourth day in less than two weeks that at least an inch of snow has fallen.

Many grocery and hardware stores in Hampton Roads were out of snowstorm provisions before nightfall Tuesday.


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 242550011