LIVE UPDATES: Power outages, road conditions, snowfall totals
RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Winter storm updates will include weather forecast changes, photos from around the area, traffic updates and more.
Weather related closings and delays can be found here.
Our CBS 6 SkyTracker cams show the first round of snow blowing through.
Another round of lighter snowfall is likely this afternoon as an upper-level low pressure system tracks over North Carolina and Virginia. We expect 1″ to 2″ of additional snowfall (some isolated spots in heavier snow bursts could see closer to 3″ of wet snowfall). Temperatures will be above freezing while this snow falls, so treated roads should remain slushy.
Dominion says there are 1,677 customers out of power in the Richmond area.
<div class="liveblog-entry-text" data-original-content="Virginia State Police responded to 841 crashes across the state between 4 p.m. Wednesday and 4 a.m. Thursday. That means Virginians averaged 1.16 car crashes a minute during that 12-hour time frame. That number does not include crashes handled by city or county police.
Click here to read more. “>Virginia State Police responded to 841 crashes across the state
between 4 p.m. Wednesday and 4 a.m. Thursday. That means Virginians
averaged 1.16 car crashes a minute during that 12-hour time frame. That
number does not include crashes handled by city or county police.
Winds are gusting 15 to 30 mph at times from a northerly direction. This will increase the risk for power outages as tree limbs and power lines become weighed down with ice accretion.
32 degrees with freezing rain in RVA now. Oh, and wind gusts are up to 33 mph. Power outages will likely happen through this morning in some of your neighborhoods. We are on LIVE in less than an hour with everything you need to know to get through the rest of this Winter Storm.
Melissa Hipolit said that the snow didn’t faze VCU fans.
Miss our complete winter weather coverage on CBS 6 News at 11 p.m.? Don’t fret! Our newscast replays are always on WTVR.com.
Mark asked people to be creative and send snow poems for him to read. Thank oyu for all the responses. He read one out in the snow tonight:
Drive safely and clean off all your windows and headlights! Julie Bragg is cleaning off her car, too!
The 7pm look at the snowstick yields two inches.
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A 6pm look at the snowstick.
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A 5 pm look at the snowstick. http://instagram.com/p/kVcNDeIN4j/
LATEST SCHOOL CLOSINGS: http://wtvr.com/weather/closings-and-delays/
Richmond City announces school closing and a makeup day on Monday, which would have been a day off for President’s day.
I’m looking over at Ray’s traffic cameras and it looks like a MESS out there.
Great advice from Sara. She said this was taken in Prince Edward. The driver had no injuries whatsoever. Please take it slow if you absolutely MUST be on the road.
Skyline Drive is closed.
— ShenandoahNPS (@ShenandoahNPS) February 12, 2014
Chesterfield County is under a winter weather warning. Officials said to take precautions for heavy snowfall and stay off the roads unless necessary.
VDOT is urging drivers to avoid or limit travel this evening and Thursday.
We’re getting quite a few submissions to our Mark Holmberg snow poems. Click here to check them out.
VDOT says crews have begun full preparations for the significant winter weather expected to impact the commonwealth today and tomorrow.
Anti-icing operations have been conducted on major roads across the state, which started yesterday and continued through this morning.
Salt and brine help to melt ice and snow, creating greater friction on road surfaces.
I know we’re talking a lot about the snowfall accumulations, because that’s what will fall first. But there will also be the potential for significant ice accumulation overnight into Thursday morning! This would lead to a HIGH RISK of power outages from weighed down power lines and snapping trees. PREPARE NOW for power outages.
Keep pets indoors as much as possible now – Friday AM! Pets get bored stuck indoors, too. Have toys for them, treats, & play games w/ them.
— Carrie Rose Pace (@SouthernRedRose) February 12, 2014
WRITE THESE POWER COMPANY PHONE NUMBERS DOWN NOW:
Dominion Virginia Power 866-366-4357
Central Virginia Electric Cooperative: 800-367-2832
Appalachian Power 800-956-4237
Rappahannock Electric Co-op 800-552-3904
Shenandoah Valley Co-op 800-234-7832
Southside Electrical Co-op 866-878-5514
Prince George Electric Coop 804-834-2424
Northern Neck Co-op 866-663-2688
Accomack and Northampton Elec. Coop.: 800-431-2632