LIVE UPDATES: Winter snow storm blankets RVA

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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – A winter storm dumped snow on Central Virginia Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning. Scroll down for forecast updates, photos and video.

Click here for an updated list of snow closings and delays.

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Karen Weiss reports 3 inches of snow in Beaverdam

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Powhatan Village area has 3 inches of snow, according to Kathy Grasty

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JUST IN: Chesterfield County Government Offices opening today at 10 a.m. Designated staff report to work as usual, all others at 10. Liberal leave.

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JUST IN: Henrico County Public Schools and offices will now be
closed to ALL employees.

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New Kent County offices closed Jan. 29

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UPDATE: Richmond Schools and administrative offices will be closed today, Weds., January 29, due to inclement weather.

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Due to unsafe driving conditions, FeedMore will be closed today, Wednesday, January 29th.

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Due to inclement weather, Longwood University will be opening at 10 AM Wednesday.

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JUST IN: Delayed opening for VCU.Classes begin at 10 a.m. Check alert.vcu.edu for updates.

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All lanes remain closed I-95 N in Chesterfield. Traffic getting by on shoulder at mm 57 (south of Woods Edge exit) due to a crash.

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JUST IN: Dinwiddie County Government Offices will open at 11:00am today.

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JUST IN: Due to inclement weather, Executive Branch Agencies in the Richmond Metropolitan area will open with a 2-hour delay today.

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JUST IN: Prince George County Government Offices will operate on a two-hour delay and open at 10:30.

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JUST IN: City of Richmond opening will open at 10 a.m.; Essential personnel are to report on time.

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Wow!

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CLICK TO WATCH: Carrie Rose tracking winter weather at 4:45 a.m. Wednesday

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Alix Bryan January 29, 20141:57 am

Carrie Rose is back up and ready to start at 4am!

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Atlanta-based Home Depot opened up 26 stores in Alabama and Georgia for travelers stranded in gridlocked highways after Tuesday’s snowstorm. Spokesman Stephen Holmes said some of those who sought shelter spent time watching movies in store break rooms. “At one store, they even opened up an indoor garden area to be a quiet area to open for reading,” he said.

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The Fan is so pretty after a heavy snow. 

I love fan snow! by @jrjobes "Stuart Ave" via @PhotoRepost_app

A photo posted by CBS 6 WTVR (@cbs6) on

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The Fan at night after a heavy snow. http://instagram.com/p/jvdo3EoN5-/

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Here is the 11pm update from Chief Meteorologist Zach Daniel

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Per VDOT, at 12:10. As
snow continues to fall across the Richmond region, Virginia Department of
Transportation (VDOT) crews and contractors will be working around the clock to
treat and clear state-maintained routes. Snow is expected to continue through
early morning hours. Due to frigid temperatures, any moisture remaining on
roadways will likely freeze, especially on untreated roads, bridges and
overpasses. Drivers are encouraged to delay or limit travel until roads are
passable, if possible.

During
a winter storm, VDOT first treats roads with salt to melt snow/ice and sand to
provide traction. Crews begin plowing when one to two inches of snow has
accumulated on the road. Even when roads have been treated,
drivers must reduce their speed. VDOT’s goal is to have
roads passable within 48 hours after a storm ends.

Drivers
are encouraged to call 511 or visit
http://www.511virginia.org
before traveling. 

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Here is a look at the Interstate 64, near RIC, in East Henrico.

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Wow, this is pretty amazing. Check out Highway 12.

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And here are your record temps for this day in history. 

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Here are your current temperatures.

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Here’s a look at VDOT cameras from I95 and I64

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Be careful out there, folks. Roads are snowcovered.

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There are numerous closings reported for Wednesday. Click here for the CBS 6 Closings and Delays page. Make sure to bookmark the site and check back often.

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VIDEO FORECAST: Here’s your latest video update on the winter storm from CBS 6 Storm Team Chief Meteorologist Zach Daniel.

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Alix Bryan January 28, 20148:50 pm

Ok, guys. Don’t mess with Jim Cantore. 


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Here’s your latest video update on the winter storm from CBS 6 Storm Team Chief Meteorologist Zach Daniel.

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Alix Bryan January 28, 20147:39 pm

Snowbeard! We love it!

#icebeard sighting on my bike ride home #rva #nofilter #outofworkbeforedark

A photo posted by Kat K (@instakishikat) on

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Is it snowing where you live? 

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Alix Bryan January 28, 20147:06 pm

One more #OBX shot

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Checking out #OBX pictures. Found this one, of the Bodie Lighthouse.

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All told, about 140 million people in 34 states are under some sort of winter weather warning or advisory, from snow and ice to bitterly cold wind chills, according to CNN meteorologist Brandon Miller.

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Check out this cute pic of ZaMir’s first snow day.

Click the pic to add your photo to our gallery.

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The Deep South is getting pummeled. People are abandoning cars. A state of emergency was declared in Georgia. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has activated 350 National Guard troops to
assist first responders and citizens as winter weather pelted the state,
he announced Tuesday.

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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency Tuesday as a winter storm hit the state.

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A look at Chesterfield snow:

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Dominion suggest 6 ways to conserve power during these cold days.
CLICK: http://wtvr.com/2014/01/28/winter-storm-saving-power/

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JUST IN: the Chesterfield County Public Library will close at 7
p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 28. HOWEVER, access to 24/7 services such as free eBooks, eMagazines,
eAudiobooks and electronic databases is available by visiting the library
website at library.chesterfield.gov.

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Click here to watch the CBS 6 News LIVE stream. 

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However, snow is starting to stick on secondary roads, side streets and sidewalks. Be careful out there, folks! 

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Check out this report from Alix. Major roads and interstates are in good shape as of around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. 

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This just in from the Far West End

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Click here to post what conditions are like in your neighborhood. 

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Stick with CBS 6 News and WTVR.com as we ride out the storm together. We’ll have the most complete coverage, with the most experienced reporters and most accurate forecast!

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If you’re wondering when the snow will start this afternoon, check out these forecast graphics from the CBS 6 Storm Team. [BONUS: Click here for LIVE updates as the winter storm moves through Virginia]

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Some school systems are closing early Tuesday ahead of the winter storm. Here’s the list as of 9:20 a.m.

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Alix Bryan January 28, 201412:05 am

One thing that is absolutely certain–it will be cold Tuesday. We are talking Winterfell cold. The high will be 22 degrees.

Which means it’s time for a second of fun.


***photo via RedBubble***

Alix Bryan January 27, 201411:59 pm

The snow will begin across southside around 3 p.m., with snow reaching the metro area around 6 p.m.

The snow will be heaviest from Tuesday at 9 p.m. through Wednesday at 3 a.m.

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“If the model trends continue, you are going to see
a lot more pink and purple on this map.”

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Via Zach: Models are handling this system very differently, with the GFS showing more than 8″ for Richmond, and the NAM and RPM showing much less. Wishcasters are having a field day with this forecast, and while a heavy snow is not out of the picture for the metro, there is more data suggesting that the deep stuff will stay to our southeast.

6 comments

  • Hairy From Hunton

    This is all assuming that your forecast is correct, of course. Given your track record, I’m not taking anything you say seriously. For example, today you forecasted a high of 48. The high was 62. Is it just a clown show for ratings? Is that what you’re doing here? It sure feels like it.

    • Jay

      Unfortunately, no one has a crystal ball to look into the future to know exactly what will happen. This is contrary to popular belief. Forecasting the weather involves the application of scientific knowledge and technology to predict what the future atmosphere will be like for any given area. I enjoy the local weather reports because they actually do break things down and explain what all the different models show. They also admit that at times it is very difficult to predict an exact outcome and they simply do not know. That is because they don’t have a crystal ball or psychic powers.

    • Bill Moreland

      Hairy, if you have so little faith in the forecast, why don’t you spend your energy and hatred elsewhere?

  • ronnie

    quit pushing your stupid app.we get it,you want us to download it.thats what this is really all about ,right?your app info will be as wrong as your tv info,correct,so what the point?

    • Cindy

      The app is very useful in case of a power outage during a weather event when TV doesn’t work. Particularly for a teacher or parent who needs to know if school is canceled.

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