(WVVA) – This was probably one of the biggest snows across the Two Virginias in recent winters. Most locations picked up on about a foot of snow by noon today.
The snow, which began falling early Wednesday afternoon and continued through Thursday, made roadways hazardous across the entire WVVA viewing area.
Multiple accidents were reported across the region, but no serious injuries or major road closures were noted as of Thursday afternoon.
Winter Storm Warnings remain in effect through Thursday afternoon and evening for the entire viewing area, at which time snow showers will be tapering off. A few more inches are possible throughout the rest of the day, and storm totals will likely range from 10-16" for most with some spots closer to 18".
WIth the high amounts of snow, roadways and travel are big concerns. Many back roads are impassable, and even main roads have many slick spots. It is wise to stay home and ride out this storm if you do not need to travel today.
Most of this snow fell as powdery/fluffy snow which helped to contribute to the higher accumulations. However, power outages are minimal with this storm because this snow was not the wet/heavy kind. Temperatures this afternoon are expected to climb near freezing, so some of the snow this afternoon may be wet snow.
The Weather Team is tracking this storm closely and will bring you several forecast updates on the air and online through the duration of the storm.
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