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Snow Begins In Nelson County, Virginia : Roads Dangerous – Many Accidents : 12.18.09 : 4:45 PM

[ 9 ] December 18, 2009 |
©2009 www.nelsoncountylife.com : Photo By Tommy Stafford : A snowplow pushes snow off of Route 151 in Nelson County, Virginia just before dark Friday evening.

©2009 www.nelsoncountylife.com : Photo By Tommy Stafford : A snowplow pushes snow off of Route 151 in Nelson County, Virginia just before dark Friday evening.

Nelson County, Virginia
It’s here! The snow that’s been talked about for a couple of days finally arrived in the mid afternoon hours on Friday.

By 4:15 PM law and rescue agencies reported numerous accidents along Route 29 in Nelson County and in Southern Albemarle County. Route 6 between US 29 and Route 151 is also reported as being very slick and hazardous. I-64 is reported as very slick with many accidents along the interstate between I81 & Charlottesville.

Route 56 E toward Shipman is also very slick with an injury accident being worked late Friday afternoon. So many accidents were being worked or reported they are too numerous to list here.

©2009 www.nelsoncountylife.com : Photo By Paul Purpura : Snow already covered the ground by 3PM up on Wintergreen Mountain.

©2009 www.nelsoncountylife.com : Photo By Paul Purpura : Snow already covered the ground by 3PM up on Wintergreen Mountain.


By 3PM the ground was completely covered up at Wintergreen Resort with at least a 1/2 inch of snow.

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 6AM Sunday morning with the possibility of 1 to 2 feet of snow by the time this intense winter storm exits the area.

We will continually be updating our site over the nighttime hours and all day Saturday. So check back for updates often.

Also, Email us your snow pics and you may just see it in the January issue! Deadline is Saturday, 11 am. snowpics@nelsoncountylife.com

Please include photo credit and location.

We’ll be posting the pics here as well all weekend long!

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  1. John Taylor says:

    At 5:35 pm we had just over 2″. At 18:20 pm we had just under 4″. Fluffy thus far.

  2. John Taylor says:

    It’s really coming down up here on the top of Wintergreen’s Devils’ Knob but the snow is fluffy — at this point you can clear it with a broom. Currently the yardstick-in-the-driveway shows 9″ fallen at 8:20 pm. This compares with 2″ at 5:35 pm and 4″ at 6:20 pm.

  3. S Stone says:

    We were supposed to leave for Atlanta tomorrow from Afton and would like to go as soon as it is safe–any thoughts about whether we might make it out Monday? 151 to 6 to 29 to Charlotte then 85 to Atlanta–. Is there a road safety info number to call? how about for NC, SC, & GA? No tv up here. I’ll be checking in Sunday for any info!

  4. Jessie says:

    8 inches and still falling in faber!

  5. Yvette says:

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  6. Jenny Hicks says:

    We have 10 inches in Afton as of 9:30 pm. We had 3 inches at 6:50 pm. Traffic is backed up on 151 going towards 250.

  7. Jacob says:

    There is like 10 inches of snow at my house!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Jen says:

    Does anyone know if 29 is closed still? I hear there was a major accident in shipman va that has all 4 lanes closed. please update me!

  9. Tommy says:

    Hi Jen, Sheriff David Brooks just told us the problem areas on 29 are all on the northbound side, near the wayside, Davis Creek & near Albemarle Line.

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