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Central Virginia Bracing for Snow Storm

By: Jim Hanchett Email
By: Jim Hanchett Email

January 26, 2011

It's been a sloppy Wednesday morning in Central Virginia, but highway crews are already preparing for a snowy night.

Virginia Department of Transportation trucks were spotted pre-treating roads along Route 29 and on the exit ramps on Interstate 64 in Albemarle County.

Our weather team has reported more hazardous conditions north of Madison County, along the Route 29 corridor to Washington. Weather watchers have also reported deteriorating conditions west of Charlottesville in the Shenandoah Valley.

A winter storm warning is in effect from Wednesday morning until early Thursday for Albemarle, Nelson, Greene, Culpeper, Orange, Madison and Buckingham, while Louisa and Fluvanna are under a winter weather advisory.

Chief Meteorologist Travis Koshko expects most places in Central Virginia to see between 3" and 6" of accumulation, with higher amounts in the mountains and to the west.

Rain showers from the morning will transition into snow showers mid-afternoon as temperatures fall to near freezing. So residents still have a couple hours in the early afternoon to safely get out to the store or pick up kids from school before the snow starts to fall.


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