Winter Storm Jonas continues through today and tonight

Published 7:48 am Saturday, January 23, 2016

Winter Storm Jonas did not hit Western Tidewater as heavily as other places in the state, but the City of Franklin and Southampton and Isle of Wight counties saw snow accumulations nonetheless. The National Weather Service is Wakefield said that most of the region saw 0 to 2 inches of snow, but as much as 2 to 4 inches in places where drifting occurs.

The snow turned to freezing rain overnight, and temperatures dropped to the mid-20s. That weather service reported at 10 a.m. today, Jan. 23, that there is roughly .10 inches of ice on the roadways.

Crews from the Virginia Department of Transportation have been working around the clock.

Another concern today is the the wind. While the National Weather Service said that gusts were at 10 miles per hour as of 10 a.m. with a visability of two miles, northwest winds are expected to be 20 to 30 miles per hour in the afternoon.

Freezing rain is expected to continue today with a transition into snow in the afternoon and evening. Accumulations are expected to be anywhere from one to four inches. Road will be snow and ice covered and hazardous. Travel will also be likely impacted today and this evening, and VDOT is urging travelers to stay off the roads.

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We’ll have another update at roughly 1 p.m.