Tag: heavy snow

Road conditions deteriorate in Central Virginia as heavy snow moves in

Heavy snow is falling across central Virginia and highways throughout the region are snow covered and slippery.


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.

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.


AAA urges motorists to prepare vehicles for winter

According to AAA’s Automotive Research Center, at 0°F, a car’s battery loses about 60 percent of its strength and at 32°F it loses 35 percent.

Thanksgiving travel forecast: Storm may slow early travel as 46 million take to roads

AccuWeather reports cold air will be less intense and much less widespread across the nation during the week of Thanksgiving.


AAA offers tips for motorists in extreme cold weather

With temperatures expected to drop rapidly from the warmth of 60 degree weather for today’s early birds to below freezing for this evening’s night owls , AAA calls on motorists to take preventive measures and be ready for the unexpected.

Forecast: The Big One is coming

  Staff Report News tips: freepress2@ntelos.net Just in from the National Weather Service: a Winter Storm Watch for Augusta County, Staunton and Waynesboro Friday and Saturday with a forecast for 12 to 18 inches of snow with localized amounts of 20 inches or more possible. The snow is forecast to begin around daybreak Friday, according […]

Winter Storm News Blog

The latest on how the winter storm is impacting the Valley Staff Report Submit weather-related news and cancellations: freepress2@ntelos.net The Latest News – Tonight’s UVa.-UNCW game postponed (Saturday, 12:30 p.m.) – Road information on 511Virginia.org (Saturday, 9:15 a.m.) – JMU-Radford basketball game postponed (Friday, 10:10 p.m.) – Coachmen concert scheduled for tonight postponed (Friday, 5:40 […]

Storm of the century!

Valley braces for a foot or two of snow this weekend Staff Report Submit weather-related news and cancellations: freepress2@ntelos.net The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Central Shenandoah Valley from 6 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Sunday with a forecast for 1 to 2 feet of snow possible. Locally higher […]