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Virginia officials advise Virginians to take precautions in extreme cold weather

The Virginia Departments of Health and Emergency Management encourage everyone to protect themselves against serious health problems that can result from prolonged exposure to the cold.


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Wind Chill Advisory for Augusta, Shenandoah Valley

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory for Augusta County up the Shenandoah Valley into West Virginia and Maryland that goes into effect at 7 p.m. Thursday and runs through 10 a.m. Friday.


At Virginia Tech, re-creating a tornado in 3-D provides a more effective way to study storms

When The Weather Channel meteorologist Jim Cantore stepped into an EF-5 tornado re-created in 3-D in a four-story immersive installation at Virginia Tech, his perspective was that of someone 7,000 feet tall.


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Update: Winter Weather Advisory extended to Tuesday morning

The Winter Weather Advisory from the National Weather Service for the Augusta County area has been extended to 10 a.m. Tuesday. The area is in line to receive two to four inches of snow, with locally heavier amounts along ridges possible.


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Winter Weather Advisory in Shenandoah Valley: Ice, 1-3 inches of snow in forecast

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Augusta, Rockingham, Nelson and Albemarle for Friday into the morning hours of Saturday.


NOAA and NASA lied on temperature records

Last week NOAA headlined their home page, “It’s official: 2014 was Earth’s warmest year on record.” NASA proclaimed in their January 16th news release video, “2014 was the hottest year on record.” But these announcements are effectively lies.


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Black Cat Road in Keswick closes Jan. 19 for bridge replacement

Next Monday, Jan. 19 the Virginia Department of Transportation and contractor Fairfield-Echols LLC of Fishersville will begin work to replace the Route 616 (Black Cat Road) bridge over Buckingham Branch Railroad in Albemarle County.


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VDOT to close Route 801 in Augusta County Jan. 26 for bridge replacement

A portion of Route 801 (Hangers Mill Road) in Augusta County will close for about nine months beginning Monday, January 26, during replacement of a bridge over Jennings Branch.


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VDOT ready for more winter weather on Wednesday

The Virginia Department of Transportation is gearing up for another round of winter weather forecast to arrive early Wednesday in central Virginia.


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Freezing Rain Advisory in effect for Shenandoah Valley overnight

The National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory for a large swath of the Shenandoah Valley, Central Virginia and into the D.C. Metro area tonight into Monday morning.


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VDOT warns of possibly icy road conditions in the Shenandoah Valley overnight into Monday

Motorists traveling throughout the Shenandoah Valley tonight, January 11 and into the morning hours on Monday, January 12 should expect to see icy conditions develop.


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Culpeper VDOT District traffic alert: Jan. 12-16

The following highway work is scheduled; weather permitting, in the Culpeper VDOT District during the upcoming week.


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Interstate 81 slow roll closures in Frederick County on Sunday

Motorists should be alert for northbound and southbound slow roll lane closures on the morning of Sunday, January 11, along Interstate 81 in northern Frederick County.


Single-lane closures on Interstate 64 on Afton Mountain Jan. 12-16

A series of mobile single-lane closures are scheduled for the week of Jan. 12-16 on Interstate 64 eastbound and westbound. These overnight closures are for fog-light replacement between mile marker 98 in Augusta County and mile marker 104 in Albemarle County.


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Arctic blast provides challenge for motorists

Cold arctic air currently enveloping Virginia can and will put the “freeze” on car batteries, tires and other critical car components. Emergency roadside assistance crews at AAA Mid-Atlantic are staffed and ready to handle the predictable increase in calls due to the cold. Dead car batteries will leave some motorists stuck at home on cold mornings this week.


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New SleevesUp website from the American Red Cross lets supporters host virtual blood drives

January is National Blood Donor Month and this year, American Red Cross supporters have a new way to help save lives through blood and platelet donation with SleevesUp virtual blood drives.


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Lane closure on Interstate 81 in Augusta County Monday night

The left lane of southbound Interstate 81 will be closed for repairs around mile marker 215 in Augusta County. The closure will begin at 8 p.m. on Monday, January 5 and is expected to remain in place until the early morning hours of Tuesday, January 6.


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Colder weather doesn’t chill interest in farmers markets

Until a few years ago, the Christmas holiday usually meant the end of the season for farmers markets across the state. They often wouldn’t reopen until mid-May.


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Lynchburg VDOT District traffic alert

Highway work in the Lynchburg VDOT District for the week Jan. 4-10 requiring road/lane./structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting.


New Year’s Eve forecast: Arctic chill to close out 2014

AccuWeather reports those headed out to celebrate New Year’s Eve may want to bundle up as arctic air affects much of the nation.


Snow threatens weekend travel in Northwest, North Central

AccuWeather reports two storms will produce areas of snow in the Pacific Northwest and part of the North Central states this weekend.


Storm threatens Christmas Eve travel

AccuWeather reports a storm bringing heavy rain, fog, thunderstorms, a swath of snow and travel delays will converge on the Northeast, Midwest and South leading up to Christmas.


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Lynchburg VDOT District traffic alert

Highway work in the Lynchburg VDOT District requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting.


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Lane closures at Interstate 81, Exit 257, in Rockingham County, Jan. 6-27

The Virginia Department of Transportation has scheduled soil-testing work in the area of Interstate 81, Exit 257 (Mauzy/Broadway/Timberville) in Rockingham County from Jan. 6-27, 2015.


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Culpeper VDOT District: Traffic alerts for Dec. 22-Jan. 2

The following highway work is scheduled; weather permitting, in the Culpeper VDOT District during the upcoming week.


Where’s Rudolph? Christmas Eve storm threatens two dozen states

AccuWeather reports a storm bearing strong winds, heavy snow, torrential rain, thunderstorms and fog will converge on the Northeast and Midwest on Christmas Eve and will likely create major travel delays, both on the roads and at airports.


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Still in denial about climate

It’s hard to believe there are still any climate change deniers. But a recent survey by the non-profit Center for American Progress found that some 58 percent of Republicans in the U.S. Congress still “refuse to accept climate change.”


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VDOT Lynchburg District traffic alert

Highway work in the VDOT Lynchburg District requiring road/lane./structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting.


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VDOT: Paving work on Route 285 bridge in Augusta County to cause delays

Lane closures will occur on Route 285 (Tinkling Spring Road) in Augusta County at the I-64 Exit 91 bridge widening project due to paving work.


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VDOT to increase speed limit on Interstate 81 in Harrisonburg area

The Virginia Department of Transportation will increase the speed limit to 70 miles per hour on Interstate 81 northbound in the Harrisonburg area between mile marker 248.2 and 249.


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Route 634 in Augusta County closed Dec. 8-11 for railroad crossing work

Part of Route 634 (Patton Farm Road) in Augusta County is scheduled to be closed December 8-11 while Norfolk Southern works on a railroad crossing.


Taylor’s 34 points propel Longwood to 74-73 comeback win over Dartmouth

Longwood point guard Quincy Taylor broke out for a career-high 34 points, including 24 in the second half, to lead the Lancers to a 74-73 come-from-behind win over Dartmouth.


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Work begins on the Virginia Tech Marching Virginians’ new facility

Construction of the Marching Virginians’ new $4.75 million practice and storage facility is underway and scheduled to be completed in 2015.


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Thanksgiving driving fatalities experience record decline in Virginia

Despite the challenging weather at the start of the 2014 Thanksgiving weekend in Virginia, preliminary numbers indicate a record decline in traffic fatalities over the holiday statistical counting period.


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Notification plan for local bus service changes related to inclement weather announced

The Central Shenandoah Planning Commission District announced the notification plan for changes to local bus service in the Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta area related to inclement winter weather.


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Virginia Cooperative Extension encourages Virginians to prepare for winter

The National Weather Service and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management have set Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 2014, as Winter Preparedness Week.


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Virginia tobacco growers weather changes; payments to cease

Virginia tobacco farmers have lived through enormous marketing changes in the past 30 years, and more change is coming. About the only constant has been that tobacco is still an extremely valuable crop that’s worth the time and effort to grow.


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GameDay Preview: Can UVA football break long, long losing streak to Virginia Tech?

It will be 28 degrees in Blacksburg at 8 p.m. Friday. The good weather news for UVA football is that wind isn’t supposed to be a factor. The National Weather Service forecast is for light winds, less than 5 mph.


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McAuliffe urges Virginians to get ready for winter weather

Winters in Virginia often are cold, snowy and icy and bring extended power outages.


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Winter weather expected to impact travel in Shenandoah Valley on Wednesday

The Virginia Department of Transportation is gearing up for snow forecast for the Shenandoah Valley on Wednesday, which is traditionally one of the busiest travel days of the year.