May 29, 2017

Weather: It could have been worse

What most areas of the county should look like Tuesday morning.

The National Weather Service office in Blacksburg shortened, for a while, the winter weather advisory Monday night, saying it would end 8 a.m. Tuesday but restored the length back to 2 p.m. at 4:40 a.m. EDT, although most of Floyd County appears to have missed the heavier snowfalls that struck other parts of the region and the northeast.

Floyd County Schools and all related activities are closed Tuesday as a mix of rain and freezing rain is still hitting some spots of the county and region.

Early morning drivers report U.S. 221 and Virginia Rte. 8 are mostly clear.

Less than an inch of snow fell near our home five miles south of Floyd overnight and the 2-4 inches of snow that fell in other parts of Southwestern Virginia were far less than the heavy snowfalls in the Northeast.

With temperatures hovering at freezing, road conditions could be slick in some parts of the county and some reports of fog have appeared on Facebook Tuesday morning.

While our region missed the blizzards that struck further north, gusting winds will keep the area cold for at least Tuesday and Wednesday, along with hazardous conditions for most of the day.

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