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Wintry Weather Prompts Road Closures & Advisories In Mountains Along BRP & Skyline Drive

[ 0 ] January 23, 2017 |
Screengrab via NPS : Late Monday afternoon sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Nelson County north to Route 250 had already been closed due to icing conditions in the higher elevations. Click on the photo above for the latest updates from NPS.

Screengrab via NPS : Late Monday afternoon sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Nelson County north to Route 250 had already been closed due to icing conditions in the higher elevations. Click on the photo above for the latest updates from NPS.

UPDATED : ROADS NOW OPEN AS OF 12 NOON 1.24.17

Central Virginia Blue Ridge

Strong cold winds working into the area late Monday afternoon started causing freezing conditions up in the mountains along the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive. By late afternoon park police has started closing sections on both roads due to icing conditions.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect along the BRP & Skyline until midnight Monday.

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
146 PM EST MON JAN 23 2017

NORTHERN VIRGINIA BLUE RIDGE-CENTRAL VIRGINIA BLUE RIDGE-
146 PM EST MON JAN 23 2017

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS
ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW…SLEET AND FREEZING
RAIN…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE…SNOW…SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN.

* ACCUMULATIONS…A COATING TO 1 INCH OF SNOW AND SLEET. A TRACE
TO A TENTH OF AN INCH OF ICE FROM FREEZING RAIN.

* TIMING…THROUGH LATE THIS EVENING. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION
WILL BE THROUGH 6 PM.

* IMPACTS…TRAVEL WILL BE TREACHEROUS.

* WINDS…NORTHEAST AT 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 35 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES…UPPER 20S TO LOWER 30S.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW…SLEET AND
FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE
PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY ROADS ALONG WITH LIMITED
VISIBILITIES. USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

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