Tag: snow


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.

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.

VDOT resources in place for winter season in Central Virginia

The Virginia Department of Transportation stands ready for the winter season ahead, when snow and ice may impact travel on 10,400 lane-miles of roadway in Central Virginia.

Goodbye snow, hello make-up days for local students

Now that the snow is over and spring is finally here, it is time to make adjustments to the school calendar.

City of Staunton preparing for winter storm

Due to an anticipated winter storm, Thursday’s refuse and recycling pickup at residences and in the Central Business District have been rescheduled for Saturday.

VDOT preps for major snow event

A significant snow event is forecast for the Shenandoah Valley Wednesday night and into the day on Thursday. Snow amounts could approach eight inches or more in the region. People are advised to avoid travel in the pre-dawn hours of Thursday and into the day, when heaviest amounts of snow is predicted to fall.

Winter Storm Warning: Seriously?

The National Weather Service is full of bitter, mean-spirited, spiteful people. That, or they’re onto something with their latest Winter Storm Warning for Augusta County northward into Maryland.

Snow removal: An around the clock job

With one snow storm after the next, Tom Sliwoski and his crew have been pretty busy this past month keeping the roads safe for the citizens of Staunton.

Winter Weather Advisory early Sunday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for a wide area stretching from Augusta County into Central Virginia and north to the upper reaches of the Shenandoah Valley.

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VDOT ready for, sigh, more snow

Virginia Department of Transportation plows and crews will be on duty throughout tonight’s forecast snow event. The Staunton District will have approximately 500 pieces of equipment deployed throughout the district. Safety Service Patrol coverage will be expanded on Interstate 81 to include Shenandoah and Augusta counties for this storm.