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Weather Related Announcements

For Wednesday, January 17, 2017:

Bassett Bench Made Plant – Closed
Blue Ridge Bank – Opening at 10 AM
Broad Street Christian Church – All Activities Canceled
Carlisle School, Danville Campus – Closed
Carlisle School, Martinsville Campus – Closed
Danville City Schools – Closed (Employees Code 3)
Danville Community College – Closed
Ferrum College – Opening Late 3 hours, Compressed schedule
First Baptist Daycare – Closed
Franklin County Health Department – Opening Late 2 hours
Franklin County Schools – Closed (Employees Code 0)
Happy Feet Child Center – Closed
Henry County Administration Building – Opening at 10 AM
Henry County Schools – Closed (Employees Code 3)
Henry Martinsville Health Department – Opening Late 2 hours
Karastan Rug Mill, Eden – Closed
Martinsville City Schools – Closed (Employees Code 0)
Martinsville Table Plant – Closed except upholstery report at regular time
Patrick County Schools – Closed (12 month employees report at noon)
Patrick County Health Department – Opening Late 2 hours
Patrick Henry Community College – Closed
Pittsylvania County Schools – Opening Late 2 hours

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 3 PM Wednesday. Windchill values will be around zero Thursday morning. A light accumulation of snow is expected as a strong cold front will bring accumulating snow and very cold temperatures. Total snow accumulations throughout the region of 1 to 3 inches are expected.

Changing road conditions continue throughout the region as snow falls and temperatures drop. Morning snow showers have started to fall through southwest Virginia and road conditions may continue to change and impact drivers over the next few hours. Virginia Department of Transportation crews have been attending to roads throughout the night and will continue to monitor and address road conditions today. As of 4:30 a.m. this morning, drivers will find the interstates, most primary roads (those numbered 1-599), and secondary roads (those numbed 600 and above), in minor condition with icy patches and slick spots. Slick roads throughout the region are present, especially on bridges, overpasses, curves, higher elevations and elevated surfaces which often will produce icy conditions first. Snow is expected to continue to fall throughout the morning and road conditions could change rapidly with wind chills and temperatures continuing to fall. Drivers are encouraged to use caution and continue to monitor traffic and weather reports throughout the morning as conditions are expected to change. Travelers are reminded that they can get real-time information on road conditions, traffic incidents and congestion on Virginia roads by using VDOT’s 511 free mobile app or the website and phone system, which can help travelers plan their routes accordingly.

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