Roads drivable, not a lot of problems…yet

Ice alongside U.S. 221 north of Floyd.
Ice alongside U.S. 221 north of Floyd.
Ice alongside U.S. 221 north of Floyd.

A drive around Floyd County Sunday found roads passable and bridges clear but little traffic.  Most appeared to stay home as some sleet and freezing rain fell in the area but Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) workers treated main and side roads throughout the county and few problems were observed or reported.

Sunday night, however, remains a question mark with more precipitation forecast and temperatures could determine if what falls from the sky is primarily rain, freezing rain or sleet.  Trees, for the most part, appeared ice free along with power lines in much of the county.

A winter storm warning remains in effect for Floyd County and much of Southwestern Virginia through 9 a.m. Monday and with temperatures about 27 degrees at 3:30 p.m. and lows overnight forecast to drop to 25, ice could build up and cause problems if the precipitation is heavy.

For the most part, it is a wait-and-see forecast.

Not much ice yet on trees.
Not much ice yet on trees.
Residents who parked their cares outside found scenes like this on Sunday.
Residents who parked their cares outside found scenes like this on Sunday.
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