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Obama Orders Federal Aid to Snowy Virginia

Posted: 02/16/2010 - President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that a major disaster exists in Virginia and ordered Federal aid to supplement the Commonwealth and local recovery efforts in areas struck by a severe winter storm during the period of December 18-20, 2009.

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Unemployed Ohio Man Chills Out in Extreme Igloo

Updated: 02/15/2010 - Bored and unemployed, an Ohio man built a four-room igloo in his family's yard, complete with 6-foot ceilings and an entertainment room. The television is powered by an extension cord coming from the garage. The snow home also features cable TV and surround sound.

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Car Wash Business Booms after Snowstorm

Updated: 02/12/2010 - Business has been on the rise at car washes in the area following the recent snowstorms. The salt used to treat the road can potentially damage a car's finish. Experts recommend washing your car every 10 days in the winter months.

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Blood Donations Diminish as Result of Winter Weather

Updated: 02/11/2010 - The numerous weekend storms have caused Virginia Blood Services to cancel 50 of its drives. The group is asking its regular donors to keep appointments. VBS honored one donor Thursday for reaching the milestone of donating 18 gallons during her lifetime.

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Potholes Pose Problems for Drivers, Public Works

Updated: 02/12/2010 - As moisture from the snow seeps below the asphalt, potholes are beginning to develop. Charlottesville's Public Works is filling them as quickly as they can throughout the area before too much damage is done to cars.

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More Mountains of Snow at Barracks Road

Updated: 02/11/2010 - The latest round of snow has resulted in more mountains of snow and ice in the Barracks Road Shopping Center parking lot. Many are wondering when will it all melt.

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Healthwise: Weathering Winter Injuries

Updated: 02/19/2010 - Officials at Martha Jefferson Hospital have mapped out their triage process in the emergency room in a way that allows patients to have minimal wait times to receive treatment. Through ample staffing, MJH has weathered winter injuries.

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Blizzard Pounds Mid-Atlantic to New York

Posted: 02/10/2010 - Snow, wind and slush hounded eastern commuters early today as blizzard warnings from Baltimore to New York City heralded the second major storm in a region already largely blanketed by weekend snowfall.

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Travelers Look for Warmer Climates after Heavy Snowfall

Updated: 02/09/2010 - With the abnormally high snow accumulations in the area, many are getting the itch to vacation in warmer climates. Travel agents said they've seen people go on last-minute cruises, while others take advantage of indoor pools here in Charlottesville.

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CHO Operations Getting Back to Normal

Updated: 02/08/2010 - A diverted flight to Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport stranded passengers there during the snowy weekend. Power outages and delays at other airports backed up CHO, but the airport began getting back on track Monday.

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Experts Inspect 84 Lumber Roof Collapse

Posted: 02/08/2010 - Inspectors surveyed the property Monday of 84 Lumber, which sustained a partial roof collapse because of the weekend's heavy snowfall. Business in town is being taken care of in Lynchburg.

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Without Power, Family Camps Out in Their Own Home

Updated: 02/09/2010 - Like some residents in the area, the Weaver family has been without power for 48 hours and have put their camping skills to use to make up for their lack of electricity and water.

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Local Companies Adapt to Business without Power

Posted: 02/08/2010 - Power outages were common in the area following the snowstorm, but some businesses, like the Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors, have adapted to the situation by using smart phones and social media.

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Power Crews Work to Fix Downed Wires

Updated: 02/06/2010 - The Carrsbrook neighborhood in Albemarle County has been without power for about 12 hours. Dominion Power crews have been on sites throughout the area to fix downed and damaged utility poles.

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Snow and Ice Bring Down Trees, Power Lines

Updated: 02/06/2010 - Heavy snow and ice are too much for tree branches and power lines to handle. The fallen debris is blocking roads, making driving conditions more dangerous.

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December Storm Prepares First Responders

Updated: 02/05/2010 - After a rare snowstorm in December, members of the National Guard are prepared to handle issues that may arise this time around. Shelters are readied and soldiers are mobile.

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McDonnell: Va. Will Do 'Whatever is Necessary' to Clear Roads

Updated: 02/05/2010 - After less than a month on the job, Gov. Bob McDonnell already enacted two states of emergency for winter weather. The latter comes as the Virginia Department of Transportation has already spent 94 percent of its budget.

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County Residents Noticing More Plows On the Roads

Updated: 02/05/2010 - Few people were out on country roads Friday as the snowstorm pummeled the area. However, VDOT has had a larger presence on primary roads that weren't repeatedly plowed during the December blizzard.

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Shovels in High Demand as Snow Falls

Updated: 02/05/2010 - Shovels are in high demand as the area braces for this weekend's major snowstorm. Martin's Hardware received a shipment of 1,000 shovels Friday morning, and few remained before noon.

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Central Virginia Snowfall Totals

Updated: 02/07/2010 - Click here to see a list of reported snowfall totals from weather watchers across central Virginia.

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