LIVE UPDATES: Winter storm dumps snow, sleet and rain
RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – A winter storm brought snow, sleet and rain to Virginia Sunday.
Scroll down for LIVE updates from the CBS 6 Storm Team and WTVR.com.
Most of Dominion’s outages appear to be west of I-95.http://localtvwtvr.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/dominion708am1.jpg?w=600
JUST IN: Henrico County Public Schools will operate ON TIME today. Repeat: ON TIME.
Sleet and freezing rain made for dangerous driving conditions on Central Virginia roads.
Here’s your Monday morning forecast from Mike Stone.
Check our list of school closings and delays:
Electric outages – Dominion:
ICYMI: Here’s a look at the CBS 6 Storm Team forecast from CBS 6 News at 6:30 p.m.
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Here’s Zach’s 6 p.m. update on the winter weather.
JUST IN: Buckingham, Fluvanna and Orange County schools on 2-hour delay Monday
More closings and delays: http://wtvr.com/weather/closings-and-delays/
Zach Daniel updates us with the most current conditions out in Central VA.
Check VDOT’s website for information about traffic delays and accidents so you can avoid roadways that may be closed or blocked: http://www.511virginia.org/
CBS 6’s Chelsea Rarrick shot some video of snow on the ground in Powhatan.
This video shows a car that just spun out as sleet started to accumulate on I-64 west just before the Gaskins Rd. exit around 12:45.
Here’s a look at I-64 west near the Glenside Drive exit around 12:45.
Here’s your 11:30 update on the winter weather rolling through the state.
Check out this video of rain outside the CBS 6 studios. You can also see ice on the power lines outside the station.
Here’s our 10:30 a.m. winter weather update.
Here’s our 10 a.m. winter weather update.
CLOSINGS AND DELAYS: RVA On Ice closed today.
Here’s our 9:20 a.m. update on the winter weather. Stay with CBS 6 and WTVR.com for updates throughout the day.
FB report from Sharon E. Bush: “We are getting a little bit of sleet and freezing rain on Tar Bay Road in Prince George County, VA.”
We’re seeing some sleet and freezing rain here at the CBS 6 studios on Broad Street. (Anyone else think we need to spruce up the alley?)
Mike Stone & I are such weather nerds! We just ran to the back door when we heard the sleet on the roof. It’s a mix of rain and sleet at CBS 6 right now. Air Temperature is 32 degrees.
Nick Edwards reports to us: “Sleeting hard in Midlothian.”
Here’s a video update from CBS 6 Storm Team Meteorologists Carrie Rose and Mike Stone.
Jon Burkett is in Amelia County. Jake Burns is headed to Powhatan via Route 288.
Jake Burns – WTVR CBS 6 just reported sleet on his drive along Rt 288. He could hear the “tinkle” sound as it hit the windshield.
Jeff Johnson report from Facebook: “Light rain with a few snow flakes here by the RIC airport.”
Twitter report from Troy Bell
@viatroybell: It has transitioned from a light mist to a wintry mix at Pump + Ridgefield.
Precipitation report from Powhatan County on Twitter from @w_hancock: Rain and snow mixed here in Powhatan County.
What’s the weather like where you live? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter.
Watch CBS 6 News This Morning from 6 to a.m. for updates from CBS 6 Storm Team Meteorologists Mike Stone and Carrie Rose.
CLICK HERE to see the latest watches, warnings, and advisories for Virginia. A winter storm warning is in effect for the western half of the state, and a winter weather advisory is in effect for the I-95 corridor and the Richmond metro area.
5 A.M. UPDATE FROM VDOT: Crews have pretreated I-95 north of the James River, I-295, I-64 and Routes 288 and 195 (Downtown Expressway) with a salt and water brine solution, which will prevent any frozen precipitation from bonding with the pavement.
Additional crews have been on standby since midnight awaiting deployment if pavement temperatures are at or below freezing once precipitation falls.
Once wintry weather begins and the brine solution dissipates, crews will apply salt to interstates to melt any frozen precipitation and sand to secondary roads to provide traction.
VDOT recommends that drivers wait until later this afternoon to travel.
As a wintry mess prepares to make its way to Central Virginia, VDOT crews have been preparing for the event for several days. Read more: http://wtvr.com/2013/12/06/pay-attention-to-v-crotch-branches-as-ice-storm-looms/
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