Severe storms slammed Central Virginia on Tuesday and Wednesday night. With the potential for dangerous weather in the air, members of the Charlottesville Fire Department say it is important to know how to stay safe.
More than 40 secondary roads are closed by high water across Central Virginia Sunday afternoon due to the heavy rains and flooding on Saturday. Numerous roads in Albemarle, Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock counties are affected.
Tornadoes and flash flooding have left at least six people dead in Virginia. Gov. Bob McDonnell on Sunday declared a state of emergency, authorizing state agencies to assist local efforts in response and recovery efforts.
Dominion Virginia Power is showing about 3,800 power outages in Charlottesville/Albemarle and another 700 in outlying counties due to high winds taking down trees and power lines. At its height, around 15,000 customers were without power in Central Virginia.
This weekend marks the anniversary of the record-breaking 'Holiday Punch' snow storm. While everyone hopes history won't repeat itself this year, will we be ready if it does? CBS19's Melanie Niemann set out to answer that question.
Charlottesville Public Works crews spent Thursday morning salting roads and will begin plowing once the snow accumulation is enough to not cause damage to plows or streets. That threshold is 2" of snow.