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Emergency Updates
2/13/2014

Updated 2/13/2014 4:25 pm

Emergency management officials at the Charlottesville/Albemarle/University of Virginia Emergency Operations Center are reporting the following updates as of 4:00 pm, Thursday, February 12:

  • Since noon, there have been 3 accident calls in the region, bringing the total numbers of accidents to 44 since 5 pm on Wednesday, February 12
  • Snow fall is expected to continue on and off until midnight
  • Residents are urged to stay home and stay off the roads
  • Road crews made good progress on primary roads, most secondary roads are still snow covered
  • Roads that were previously clear will need to revisited due to recent accumulation
  • Anyone shoveling snow should be aware of oncoming traffic and should be careful not to impede the work of snow plows
  • There continue to be no power outages in the region, we still have that potential with the new snow fall
  • Residents are encourage to take the opportunity to charge cell phones and other mobile devices so they can stay informed of evolving conditions should power outages occur

Updated 2/13/2014 3:15 pm

Beyond travel hazards, the local impact remains minimal. There are no power outages to report at this time. Primary roads are in moderate condition; secondary roads and neighborhood roads are severe. Community members are encouraged to stay home and off the roads to allow VDOT, Public Works and contractor crews can clear the roads.

There is potential for additional snow accumulations this afternoon. According to National Weather Service in Sterling, the band of precipitation could bring an additional 1-3 inches across Charlottesville/Albemarle. Timing for that is between 2:00 – 6:00 this afternoon. Be alert to changing conditions.

Visit our Winter Weather Emergency Preparedness page.


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