Tuesday, April 23, 2024

The advisory may have been cancelled, but there’s still some winter weather left

Be aware of icy trouble spots such as hills, ramps, bridges and curves, VDOT says. WYDaily/Courtesy of VDOT)
Be aware of icy trouble spots such as hills, ramps, bridges and curves, VDOT says. WYDaily/Courtesy of VDOT)

The winter weather advisory the National Weather Service issued Saturday for the Historic Triangle through 1 a.m. Monday has been cancelled.

The high Sunday is forecast near 39 degrees, with 100 percent chance of rain – new precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

But the area is not out of the woods yet.

Sunday night calls for rain and sleet likely before 10, then snow later, the NWS said. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent – new snow and sleet accumulation less than a half inch.

Expect slippery roads and limited visibility, and use caution while driving.

VDOT crews have pre-treated interstates and primary roadways in affected areas, according to VDOT.

Crews first focus efforts on roads that carry the most traffic, such as interstates and primary roads, followed by major secondary roads with vital emergency and public facilities, and other secondary roads and subdivision streets, VDOT said.

Prior to any travel, check www.511virginia.org for the latest road conditions.

To report weather-related road issues, go to https://my.vdot.virginia.gov/ or call 800-FOR-ROADS.

Additional information can be found at http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp.

Traffic information is also available on Twitter @511statewideVA. For general VDOT information, follow @VaDOT. VDOT’s Facebook page will be updated throughout the storm.

Meteorologists predict a cloudy start to Monday with a slight chance of snow before 8 a.m., gradually becoming mostly sunny with a high near 39.

Area schools have not announced any cancellations or late-starts for Monday as of 8:20 a.m. Sunday.

There were also no reports of any widespread power outages in the area.


John Mangalonzo
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John Mangalonzo (john@localdailymedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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