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Winter Weather Advisory Continues For Nelson Until 1PM : 2.18.09 – EXPIRED

The WWA area highlighted in purple by the NWS. [1]

The WWA area highlighted in purple by the NWS.

Nelson County, Virginia

A Winter Weather Advisory continues [2] in effect for Nelson and some surrounding counties, mainly north and west. As of 9 AM EST some sleet had been falling in the Rockfish Valley, with some weather related traffic accidents occurring on US 29 in the eastern part of the county.

On the mountain at Wintergreen John Taylor from over on Devil’s Knob reports: “Here on top of Wintergreen Mountain (3300′ – approximately the same altitude as the Mountain Inn), it’s 28 degrees with a wintry mix (sleet, freezing rain). Cars, decks and untreated driveway coated with a thin layer of ice. Tricky walking. Fog – visibility about 300′.”

Nelson County Public Schools that were originally on a 2 hour delay schedule were later closed just after 8:00 AM this morning.

Look for the wintry precipitation to eventually change to all rain by this afternoon.