LIVE UPDATES: Winter weather in RVA
RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – A blast of snow is expected to impact most of Central Virginia Tuesday afternoon. Scroll down for forecast updates, photos and video.
We’ve updated all our awesome snow snaps. Check them out here: http://wtvr.com/2014/01/21/share-your-snow-pictures/
UPDATE: Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, Petersburg and Richmond schools CLOSED Wednesday. Click here for more closings and delays.
There are numerous closings, including Chesterfield and Richmond, reported for Wednesday. Click here for the CBS 6 Closings and Delays page. Make sure to bookmark the site and check back often.
Check out the snow in the CBS 6 parking lot.
CLOSINGS AND DELAYS: Henrico libraries, parks, recreation facilities are closing at 7 p.m. tonight. http://wtvr.com/weather/closings-and-delays/
If you have to head out tonight, keep these helpful tips in mind.
Thank you for the snow day photos so far… keep them coming!
Look at this shot from Glen Allen. Add your snow photos here: http://link.wtvr.com/1cQ6Yuk
Virginia State Police troopers are on the scene of 29 traffic crashes statewide as of 5:30 p.m. The majority of the crashes involve only damaged vehicles and no injuries.
Snow is continuing to push in from the south and west. Zach says we’re seeing light to moderate snowfall across a very broad area. However, there are some bands of heavier snow moving through, too.
Check out this video from snow in Chester near Enon. Thanks, @wxthewxobserver
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Mike Goldberg says Stephanie should be safe today.
Here’s an update on Tuesday’s snow from Mike Goldberg.
Snow and gusty winds from the north around 30-35 mph could mean power outages in Virginia. Write these phone numbers down now for your power company!
Dominion Virginia Power 866-366-4357
Central Virginia Electric Cooperative: 800-367-2832
Appalachian Power 800-956-4237
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative 800-552-3904
Shenandoah Valley Co-op 800-234-7832
Southside Electrical Co-op 866-878-5514
Northern Neck Co-op 866-663-2688
Accomack and Northampton Elec. Coop: 800-431-2632
The first band of snow is tracking eastward toward Fredericksburg…eastern Louisa Co…western Goochland Co…western Powhatan Co…and eastern Charlotte Co. This band is producing a quick sticking snow, even where temperatures are above freezing. Roads will become slick quickly.
A Winter Storm WARNING is now in effect until Midnight for the entire Richmond Metro.
The odds are looking good that we will have snow here in Richmond, and if the odds play out we could have a slippery mess on our hands.
Check out these winter storm preparedness tips, as a precaution: http://wtvr.com/2013/12/06/winter-storm-preparation-tips/
I think the heaviest snow will fall between 3PM and 8PM Tuesday in Richmond’s Metro area. The final snow showers should be wrapping up around Midnight. RVA Metro will probably get about three inches of snowfall, as I see it now.
Monday morning update from Carrie Rose.
As of now for TUESDAY, I think nearly all of us (even those of you in southern
Virginia not included in the Winter Storm Watch) will see accumulation
around an inch at least, with a few inches of snow along the southern
edge of the Winter Storm Watch area. In the Watch area, there will
likely be bands of heavier snow that occur, leading to isolated higher
totals near five to six inches of snow (but that will be the exception,
not the widespread norm).
I expect the snow to start in the mountains of western Virginia during
the morning hours Tuesday, reaching I-95 by Noon. The best chance of
snow in all of central Virginia will be between Noon and 9 p.m., with
snow ending from west to east overnight into pre-dawn Wednesday.
Richmond’s snow should end by Midnight.
Snow should be steadiest in the middle of the afternoon, so the evening
commute has the potential to be slick from snow, and perhaps even some
ice as rain or melting snow freezes. Click to read more.