Crews with VDOT will report to work this evening in response to a winter storm that will leave Central Virginia roads slick with snow and ice
The Virginia Department of Transportation advises people not to travel on Saturday in the Shenandoah Valley region. A potent winter storm is forecast to arrive in the Shenandoah Valley possibly during the pre-dawn hours and continue throughout the day with predicted snowfall totals ranging from three to seven inches.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Augusta, Rockingham, Nelson and Albemarle for Friday into the morning hours of Saturday.
The Virginia Department of Transportation is gearing up for another round of winter weather forecast to arrive early Wednesday in central Virginia.
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.
QJ Peterson had a team-high 18 points, pushing him over 1,000 for his career, and every Keydet to see game action scored as VMI downed the Furman Paladins, 83-73, in Southern Conference men’s basketball action Saturday in Greenville, S.C.
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.
Attorney General Mark Herring issued an opinion today concluding that Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer requests seek voluntary action by sheriffs, corrections staff, and jail authorities, and, as such, cannot be used to deny someone their liberty.
The Virginia Department of Transportation is making preparations for snow forecast for Tuesday morning across the northern portion of the state.
AccuWeather reports those headed out to celebrate New Year’s Eve may want to bundle up as arctic air affects much of the nation.
Wow, what a news day. U.S. moves to normalize relations with Cuba, and Sony Pictures moves to give North Korea a veto over new releases.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Shenandoah Valley as a Nor’Easter makes its way up the East Coast tonight into Tuesday.
The National Weather Service and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management have set Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 2014, as Winter Preparedness Week.
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.
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.
The Virginia Trucking Association is urging the 1.3 million Virginians expected to travel our highways over the Thanksgiving holiday to drive safely.
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.
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.
Today, the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office became the first county in Virginia to make public that it has stopped honoring ICE detainer requests not accompanied by a warrant.
Learning about watercolor is the most popular class at the Staunton Augusta Art Center, thanks to Peg Sheridan’s patient, individualized instruction and the friendly, fun classmates.
September is Food Safety Month and a great time to remind consumers that most foodborne illnesses are caused by foods prepared in the home.
With temperatures and the heat index expected to be above 90 for the Virginia football game with Richmond at Scott Stadium on Saturday, UVa has activated its heat management-operating plan.
Ending the Drug War and legalizing marijuana would save us at least $15 billion per year at the Federal level and at least another $25 billion at the state and local level.
With the heat index expected to be above 90 for Virginia’s football game with UCLA at Scott Stadium on Saturday, UVA has activated its heat management-operating plan.
“Climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present,” according to a report, Climate Change Impacts in the United States, that was released this year and that includes the findings of 300 experts affiliated with the National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee.
Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham takes the ALS #IceBucketChallenge. In addition to donating $100 to support ALS research, Chris took a bucket of actual ice to the head.
Augusta Free Press LLC Vice President Crystal Graham took the ALS #IceBucketChallenge today. Augusta Free Press will donate $100 to ALS on her behalf and challenges other local businesses and individuals to match our donation! Clients, you are up!
So you’ve got an issue with the viral #iceBucketChallenge videos in your Facebook feed. Everybody’s doin’ it, and that’s your issue. People are such lemmings. They’re not doing it for the right reasons. They’re just doin’ it to be cool. It’s not about raising money for ALS. It’s just people wanting to be trendy.
Even though Monday was a cloudy and not so hot day, fourteen Staunton Senior Center members accompanied by three staffers, enjoyed cups and cones of delicious ice cream complements of Kline’s Dairy Bar in Staunton.
Battered, dipped and fried describes many of the mouth-watering foods at this year’s State Fair of Virginia.
Antarctica, roughly the size of the United States and Mexico combined, is composed of rock covered by glaciers some 16,000 feet thick. The glaciers form from fallen snow compacting into successive layers of ice, and they eventually move downhill toward the coasts and “calve” into the ocean as icebergs and eventually melt out into the sea.
This is the year, y’all. This is the year you are going to can your summer harvest! And by “can” I mean pickle! Because really, how many cucumbers can one family eat?
Today the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Virginia made public a letter it sent earlier this month to Virginia’s sheriffs, local and regional jail authorities, and adult and juvenile corrections officials asking these officials to deny future requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to keep people in custody who otherwise are free to be released.
There were over a dozen new faces at Staunton Senior Center for its open house.
With the summer months upon us, pet travel is at it’s height and it’s time for a reminder about the dangers of leaving your pet in a parked car.
Seven former and current ACC student-athletes, in addition to one team are among the finalists for recognition in ESPN’s annual awards show.
Over the last several weeks, the surge of children, teenagers, and families – largely from Central America – attempting to enter the United States illegally has continued to grow. The failure of this Administration to enforce our immigration laws has lead to a disaster of President Obama’s own making.
We have a special weekend coming up in the USA. The Fourth of July is a great reason to get out the grill and invite family, friends and neighbors for a picnic. Just be careful you don’t invite an unwanted guest: foodborne illness.
There is a tsunami hitting our nation’s southern border. It’s been splashed all over the news – images of hundreds of teenagers and children cramped in holding centers in South Texas.
Congressman Gutiérrez is here to set up a great deception that will allow Eric Cantor to claim he is opposed to amnesty, at the eleventh hour, just two weeks prior to the primary on June 10th.
While you’re grilling a Virginia beef burger or picnicking with farm-fresh produce, be sure to celebrate Memorial Day and other summer events safely.
The Waynesboro Police Department has arrested a fifth individual who is associated with Sureno 13. Solomon Zavala Perez, 35, of Waynesboro, has been an ongoing target of the Police Department stemming from the Sureno 13 investigation.
Although I had the advantage of understanding where food comes, when I came to work for the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) 18 years ago, I realized I didn’t fully understand the complexity, diversity and far-ranging economic importance of Virginia’s largest industry, agriculture.
The snow has stopped in the Shenandoah Valley but Virginia Department of Transportation crews are still at it, clearing and treating roads throughout the region. Travel is still not advised in the area since a layer of ice is still on many roadways.
VDOT crews will be monitoring and treating roadways during the night and into Monday and Tuesday. They will work 12-hour shifts, 24-hours a day with the goal of making at least one pass on all roads within 48 hours after the storm ends.
We do our nation no good when we attempt these broad comprehensive plans at the federal level. Why? Because we bet the farm. Even if reforms are necessary, going all-in when the stakes are high is incredibly risky.