Nelson County, Virginia Just a mess. No other way to describe it. Winter storms continue pounding Nelson County and much of Virgina for this winter season. Just in the past week Nelson has seen its third accumulating snowfall, though this weekend’s is the most substantial so far. A Winter Storm Warning that was in effect for much of Friday and Saturday was canceled around 5PM Saturday evening. Snowfall across the area had pretty much ended by that time.
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By dark Friday about 8-10 inches of snow had already piled up after briefly changing to sleet and even freezing rain. CVEC reported several power outages across their coverage territory. Crews were working late Friday night into Saturday to clear the outages. You can view their current status map by clicking here. Other sister power companies were also reporting outages, with the largest in Henry County where 17,000 customers were without power Friday night.
Unlike the December storm, most folks were prepared for this one, at home, and not trying to get home from work as was the case with the December 19th blizzard. Snow is expected to continue Saturday but will begin tapering off in the afternoon and evening with partly cloudy skies after midnight. Snowfall totals will come in short of the 2 feet predicted due to much of the precipitation last night falling as sleet and freezing rain. We update here often, but for up to the minute updates, become a Nelson Mag friend on Facebook over at: http://www.facebook.com/NelsonCounty Another storm, with less impact, is expected to affect the area by Tuesday! Yep, it’s true!