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Winter weather coming to the Shenandoah Valley, Central Virginia

A winter weather system is forecasted to bring rain changing to snow in the Shenandoah Valley. The rain will begin late on Sunday, March 11 and change over to all snow overnight.  

VDOT: Snow, ice tonight on roads in Shenandoah Valley

Light snowfall continues to create slick driving conditions on many roads in the Shenandoah Valley. Most areas have received a half-inch to two inches of snow as of mid-day Wednesday.

AAA offers winter weather driving tips

The few inches of snow in the forecast could create a big headache for commuters tomorrow morning.  Even though some areas of Central Virginia may only get an inch or two, the timing of the snowfall, in the height of rush hour, is cause for concern.

Shenandoah Valley: Be alert for possibility of snow, icy roads Monday

Forecast light amounts of snow and ice may cover and glaze some Shenandoah Valley roads on Monday, January 8.  Motorists should be alert for areas of black ice or ice coated roads, bridges and ramps.


What to do if pipes freeze, burst: What will insurance cover?

Sustained below freezing temperatures in Virginia are causing frozen and burst pipes for some residents, and the cold snap is not over yet. Knowing what to do and what insurance is likely to cover, however, may give homeowners a piece of mind.

AAA: Tips for driving in snow, ice

AAA urges drivers to slow down, be cautious and maintain their vehicles to prevent being stranded or involved in a winter driving incident. 

Overnight snow possible in Northern Virginia

The VDOT Culpeper District is preparing for potential winter weather that is forecast to begin late Friday night. 

VDOT prepared for heavy snow in Shenandoah Valley

Heavy snow is predicted for the Shenandoah Valley, beginning late on Monday afternoon.

Winter’s not over yet: Prepare now for Monday snow

VDOT is preparing for up to 10 inches of snow in the Piedmont region and asks motorists to do the same.

VDOT: Slush, snow for morning commute

Forecast winter weather in the Shenandoah Valley region may produce wet snow and slush for the morning commute.

Overnight snow may leave Central Virginia roads slick

Central Virginia is expected to receive a light snow overnight, and VDOT advises motorists to be careful.

Tips for preventing snow-related injury, illness

With the arrival of the first significant winter storm of 2017, the Virginia Department of Health offers tips for staying safe in the snow.


AAA: Be prepared for snow, wintry driving conditions

Meteorologists have increased projected snowfall totals for Central Virginia, with some areas expected to see as much as a foot of snow.

VDOT: Most roads in minor condition in Shenandoah Valley

Light snow continues to fall in the Shenandoah Valley leaving an inch or two in most areas. Roads throughout the area are in minor condition.

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.

Snow may signal last gasp of winter in Mid-Atlantic

The return of cold air into this weekend will deliver one to two rounds of snow and slippery conditions along the Interstate 81 and 95 corridors in the Mid-Atlantic.

VDOT: Stay home Monday to avoid snow, ice

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

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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Staunton to open downtown parking facilities in advance of snow storm

The City of Staunton will open all parking facilities at 5 p.m. today in preparation for Monday’s winter storm.


AccuWeather: March snow to threaten Northeast

For the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, AccuWeather meteorologists are concerned for cold air and the potential for snow to linger into the start of March.

Snow storm to impact Iowa caucuses?

The Iowa caucuses are set to begin at 7 p.m. local time Monday. As they do, a winter storm will be barreling down on the Hawkeye State.

Creigh Deeds: Snow, guns and Nelsonite

Many elected officials view the issue of guns in black or white terms. Legislators either vote for gun control or they vote to protect the Second Amendment.

VDOT: Be alert for black ice tonight, Thursday

VDOT crews will be on duty to watch for refreezing of melted snow and slush, and treat roads with salt and sand as needed.

VDOT: Work continues on roads overnight in Central Virginia

Virginia Department of Transportation crews anticipate completing at least one pass through all secondary roads in the Culpeper District sometime Monday evening.

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Overnight freeze means icy roads in Central Virginia

Virginia Department of Transportation crews, assisted by contract equipment and operators, are continuing to plow secondary roads across Central Virginia.

VDOT: Caution advised overnight in Shenandoah Valley

Motorists traveling tonight in the Shenandoah Valley should be alert for roads refreezing, and areas of frozen slush or ice.

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VDOT: Crews making progress on roads in Shenandoah Valley

Virginia Department of Transportation plow crews and contractors have made substantial progress in clearing Shenandoah Valley roadways.

VDOT: Travel still hazardous in Shenandoah Valley

Road conditions in the Shenandoah Valley are steadily improving, thanks to Sunday sunshine and the continuous efforts of crews and VDOT contractors.


VDOT: Have patience as crews continue snow cleanup

Crews with VDOT have worked steadily overnight to remove up to 30 inches of snow from the interstates and primary highways of Central Virginia.

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Weather forces early tip for North Carolina at Virginia Tech

Due to continued weather conditions, the North Carolina at Virginia Tech game, originally scheduled for 6:30 pm on Sunday, January 24, will now tip at 3:00 pm.


Update on Waynesboro snow removal operations

The City of Waynesboro should complete all primary, secondary, and snow access routes by late Saturday evening.


VDOT: Public should refrain from all travel in Shenandoah Valley

VDOT is asking the public to refrain from all travel while plows continue to clear roads throughout the night and on Sunday.


Virginia continues round-the-clock response to Jonas

Virginia public safety officials continue to urge Virginians to stay off of the roads as the Commonwealth’s response to severe winter weather goes on.

VDOT: Driving still treacherous in the Shenandoah Valley

Dangerous driving conditions persist in the Shenandoah Valley this afternoon, despite around-the-clock snow removal operations by VDOT and its contractors.

Tips on prevening snow-related injury, illness

Now that Winter Storm Jonas has arrived, the Virginia Department of Health offers these tips for staying safe whether enjoying the snow or doing cleanup activities.


SBA urges businesses to prepare for severe weather

The U.S. Small Business Administration joined other federal and local government agencies across the country in reminding people to prepare for severe weather.

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VDOT: Stay off the roads in the Shenandoah Valley tonight

The Virginia Department of Transportation is advising that all travel throughout the Shenandoah Valley should be avoided tonight.


Jonas hits Virginia: Commonwealth responds

Winter Storm Jonas is here, and state transportation and public safety officials are continuing their aggressive, round-the clock effort to keep Virginians safe.

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Blue Ridge Parkway announces full closure

Due to the current winter storm, a full closure of the 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway is in effect until further notice.

VDOT is prepared for snow storm: Are you?

Weather forecasts predict a possible historic snowfall for the Shenandoah Valley region on Jan. 22-23. VDOT crews and contractors are prepared.

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George Mason moves basketball game to Friday

The George Mason basketball game scheduled for Saturday against Duquesne has been moved up to Friday due to the impending winter snow storm.

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Drivers offer winter driving tips in preparation for weekend storms

Winter weather is expected to hit many parts of Virginia and the East Coast this weekend, creating dangerous driving conditions for motorists.

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Staunton declares local emergency ahead of snow storm

In anticipation of the approaching, significant winter storm, Staunton’s city manager has declared a local emergency, effective at 5 p.m. today.

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Weather alters schedule for Virginia basketball this weekend

The Syracuse at Virginia game, originally scheduled for Saturday at noon has been moved to Sunday, January 24 at 7:00 pm.


Lynchburg District: Be alert to dangerous driving conditions

VDOT is prepared for the first major winter storm, which is forecast to bring over 2 feet of snow from some areas of the ten-county Lynchburg District.

Latest: National Weather Service forecasting up to 30 inches of snow

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia beginning at 8 a.m. Friday.

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Dominion Virginia Power prepared for heavy snowfall, high winds

Dominion Virginia Power is prepared to respond to heavy snowfall and high winds forecast to move through Virginia and North Carolina beginning Friday.


Charlottesville emergency snow routes in effect as of 6 a.m. Friday

Due to anticipated snowfall, the City Manager has declared that snow emergency routes in the City of Charlottesville will be in effect as of 6 a.m. on Friday.


VDOT: All hands on deck for major snow storm in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Transportation is fully engaged in preparations for the season’s first winter storm.

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Chris Graham: El Nino this blizzard back to the Stone Age

I’m aware that, technically, we’re about a month into winter, but December and the first week or so of January was an early spring.

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Snow coming: Virginia State Police urge you to drive to save lives

As the first of two forecasted snow storms makes its way across the Commonwealth Wednesday, Virginians are encouraged to plan ahead.

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Staunton preparing for major snow storm

The City of Staunton is preparing for an impending snow storm forecasted to begin Friday and continue at least into Saturday.

Prepare now for Friday snow storm

Most of Virginia is likely to experience a significant winter storm this Friday and Saturday. People should take actions now to be ready for possible power outages and challenging road conditions.

Winter Storm Watch: Historic snowstorm on the way?

A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia with a possibly historic snowstorm headed our way on Friday.

Tips for dealing with frozen pipes

Freezing temperatures are here. While you’re thinking about keeping your animals and tender vegetation safe, you should also be making sure frozen pipes won’t ruin your home.