Floyd County Schools closed Monday. So are nearly all public and private schools in the New River and Roanoke valleys.

Still a lot of snow on the ground and with temperatures Monday remaining below freezing, the chances of much melting are nil.

Forecasts show warming around the middle of the week, with highs in upper 50s by Thursday and the 60s on Friday.

The first snowstorm of 2017 arrived with a frenzy and will stick around for a while.

Blustery winds and dry conditions Sunday added to problems with drifting blasts of snow filling in areas previously plowed by the Virginia Department of Transportation and covering over driveways cleared by home tractors and snow blowers.

Temperatures into single digits overnight Sunday left roads extremely slick as chemicals on the roads could not not keep conditions from refreezing.

 

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