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Power Out, Trees Down and Lots To Clean Up on JPA

Posted: 03/07/2013 - Dominion Power crews closed down a section of Jefferson Park Avenue for most of the day piecing everything back together to slowly but surely give their customers heat and electricity

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Albemarle, Charlottesville Declare Local Emergency

Updated: 03/06/2013 - The City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County have both declared a local emergency. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was activated Wednesday morning at the Emergency Communications Center on Ivy Drive.

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UPDATE: VDOT Reports Central VA Roads Snow-Covered, Treacherous

Updated: 03/06/2013 - Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) report roads are snow-covered and slick throughout the area. Heavy snow continues to fall across the district, reducing visibility and making travel hazardous.

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Storm Shuts Down Federal Government

Posted: 03/06/2013 - The federal government says its offices in the Washington, D.C., area will be closed Wednesday as the nation's capital braces for its first big snowfall of the winter.

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Behemoth Storm Drops 2 Feet of Snow on Northeast

Updated: 05/16/2013 - A massive storm packing hurricane-force winds and blizzard conditions is sweeping through the Northeast, dumping more than 2 feet of snow on New England and knocking out power to 650,000 customers.

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Storms, Tornado Threats for Christmas around US

Updated: 05/16/2013 - Nasty weather is already complicating travel in parts of the U.S., with forecasts of snow, thunderstorms and more threatening a sloppy Christmas Day from Texas to Florida.

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Winter Weather Outlook: What to Expect

Updated: 10/15/2012 - With winter looming on the horizon and cooler temperatures already beginning to set in, there is one question on the minds of people all across Central Virginia, "Will it be a snowy winter?"

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Forest Land in Va. Closed After 9-inch Rain

Posted: 05/18/2012 - The U.S. Forest Service has closed portions of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests in Virginia because of heavy rain and flooding.

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Virginia Releases 2012 Hurricane Evacuation Guide

Posted: 05/09/2012 - The 2012 Hurricane Evacuation Guide for Virginia is now available. The guide contains essential hurricane season information, including evacuation routes and traffic reversal plans along Interstate 64.

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Irene Retired from Tropical Storm Name List

Posted: 04/18/2012 - Irene is being retired from the list of storm names because the 2011 hurricane killed 49 people and caused more than $15 billion in damage.

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UPDATE: Esmont Brush Fire Contained, 50+ Acres Burned

Updated: 04/11/2012 - Crews from all around central Virginia spent much of Tuesday afternoon battling a brush fire in the Esmont area of southern Albemarle County. The flames have been 100 percent contained, but not before more than 50 acres were burned.

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Fire Officials: Conditions Prime for Wildfires

Updated: 04/09/2012 - A Red Flag Warning is in effect Monday for all of central Virginia, indicating conditions are prime and the area is at an increased risk for wildfires.

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UPDATE: Vineyard Suvrives Spring Freeze Scare

Updated: 03/27/2012 - It appears at least King Family Vineyards was able to survive the overnight freeze warning without losing any of their crop. Temperature on the vines hovered just above the freezing point.

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Statewide Tornado Drill to Prepare for Disaster

Updated: 03/20/2012 - A statewide tornado drill was conducted Tuesday morning to encourage Virginia residents to be prepared. In 2011, ten people were killed and 100 others were injured as a result of the 51 tornadoes that touched down in Virginia.

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City Councilors and Beach Club Members Battle for Land

Updated: 03/19/2012 - During a Charlottesville city council meeting Monday evening, members from the non-profit Fry's Spring Beach Club came to discuss their disapproval of a potential decision by the city to take away a piece of land.

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