Tag: winter weather


FEMA urges preparedness ahead of major winter storm

Winter weather is already affecting some parts of the nation, but as an intense winter storm forms off the eastern coast, residents are encouraged to take the storm seriously, and to act now to prepare homes and families for potential impacts.

Make sure your home is prepared for winter weather

Freezing temperatures can have negative effect on your home, including burst pipes and subsequent water damage, and roof damage.

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Snow? VDOT ready for winter weather on the way

VDOT crews are mobilizing in preparation for winter weather with the potential for accumulating snow and freezing rain in most areas of the state.

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VDOT: Avoid travel in Shenandoah Valley on Monday

A potpourri of winter weather is forecasted to arrive in the Shenandoah Valley on Valentine’s night.

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Nor’Easter to impact #13 Virginia home game with Syracuse on Saturday?

Central Virginia is in line to get up to a foot of snow Thursday night into Saturday, potentially impacting #13 UVA’s noon Saturday tip with Syracuse.

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Is your home ready to withstand winter weather?

Before Old Man Winter arrives, make sure your home is prepared for freezing temperatures and inclement weather.

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Snow squalls, high winds wreaking havoc in Shenandoah Valley

A fast moving cold front bringing high winds and blowing snow began moving through the Shenandoah Valley very late this afternoon and into the early evening.

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Surprise snow causes flurry of accidents in Waynesboro

The National Weather Service forecast snow for Waynesboro on Saturday and again during the day on Monday, and aside from a few flurries the two events were duds. Then with the forecast calling for nothing, yeah, snow.

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VDOT: Snow affecting travel in Shenandoah Valley

Winter weather is causing slick spots on many roads in the Shenandoah Valley, especially in northern areas where snowfall began Sunday night.

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VDOT prepared for coming snowstorm, winter weather

The Virginia Department of Transportation is making preparations for winter weather forecast for tomorrow and into Tuesday, and advises motorists to consider altering their travel plans accordingly.

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Snow dud: Clear conditions with rain replacing snow

Motorists should expect variable road conditions throughout the Shenandoah Valley tonight. Temperatures are hovering on either side of the freezing mark. A mix of rain, sleet and snow should be expected throughout the night.

Will anything substantive come out of the 2015 Virginia General Assembly?

Lawmakers are in Richmond meeting, discussing and debating the issues of the day. But will the 2015 Virginia General Assembly actually achieve anything?

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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.


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.


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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Drivers face ice, fog in Shenandoah Valley after storm

The pre-Thanksgiving snow storm has left the Shenandoah Valley. After a day where crews plowed and treated roads, interstate and primary roads are clear throughout the area.

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VDOT making progress on Shenandoah Valley roads after snow

VDOT is making steady progress on roads in the Shenandoah Valley, but many routes remain in minor to moderate condition.

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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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VDOT mobilizing for pending snow storm

VDOT is preparing for snow on Wednesday, the busiest travel day of the year, and urges motorists to consider altering their Thanksgiving travel plans to avoid driving in inclement weath

Shenandoah National Park announces fall, winter Visitor Center hours

The Dickey Ridge Visitor Center (mile 4.6 on Skyline Drive) and the Byrd Visitor Center (mile 51) in Shenandoah National Park will both be open on Thanksgiving Day.

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Arctic Blast: Prepare your vehicle for the winter blast

The official start of winter is weeks away. However, a blast of arctic air is about to blow the coldest weather so far this fall into the Mid-Atlantic.

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VDOT: Winter weather is not too far away

It is that time of year again; winter weather is heading our way and VDOT is encouraging motorists to know steps to take should driving become necessary during or immediately after a storm.


September is National Prepardness Month

September is National Preparedness Month; reminding us that natural calamities may strike at any moment.

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East Rockingham Senior Center at Valley Mall & Golden Corral

On April 14, 15 members and staff persons from East Rockingham Senior Center enjoyed a field trip to Valley Mall. Fifteen Center members got their daily exercise walking through Valley Mall. Several members took advantage of the opportunity to do some much needed shopping.


Virginia general fund revenue collections up 7.8 percent in March

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced today that general fund revenue collections increased 7.8 percent in March, with solid gains in individual nonwithholding, corporate income tax and the insurance premiums tax.