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Va. Gov. Declares State of Emergency Amid Storm

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RICHMOND, Va. (WBOC/AP)- Another winter storm is bearing down on Virginia, prompting school closings and flight cancellations.
 
Gov. Terry McAulliffe declared a state of emergency Monday morning. The declaration allows state agencies to prepare to assist local governments in responding to the storm.

In a statement, the governor said, "This storm could bring difficult travel and widespread power outages for the next few days. It is also going to be very cold with gusty winds across Virginia. Please postpone travel during the storm, charge up your mobile devices so you can stay in touch, and take time to check on your neighbors in case they need help."

The National Weather Service says snow accumulations could range from 2 inches to 4 inches in the southern parts of the state and Hampton Roads to between 8 inches and 10 inches in northern Virginia.
 
Nearly 2,500 customers were without power around 8 a.m. Monday, mostly in northern Virginia.
 
The Virginia Department of Transportation says crews planned to treat roadways that turned slick during the morning rush hour. Rain on Sunday and overnight prevented crews from pre-treating roads.
 
The department is advising motorists to delay travel if possible.

For those who need help for an elderly or disabled person during the storm, need information on warming shelters or are concerned about an unsheltered individual or family, call 211 or visit www.211virginia.org

 

 

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