Sandy: First Rain & Wind, Now Snow!

™2012 Blue Ridge Life : Photo By Mountain Photographer Paul Purpura : Wet snow blankets the area in and around Wintergreen Resort Monday afternoon October 29, 2012.

Wintergreen Resort
Nelson County, Virginia

Though Sandy hasn’t delivered the sort of punch our east coast neighbors are seeing, she had a trick or two up her sleeve. Blizzard Warnings were issued for many Central Virginia counties near the Blue Ridge for 6-12 inches of snow by Tuesday afternoon in the elevations of roughly 2000 feet and above. “Snow plowing operations are officially underway on Wintergreen Mountain,” said Curtis Sheets, Deputy Director of Wintergreen Property Owners Association and Wintergreen’s Fire Chief. By 6:30 PM John Taylor on Devils Knob told us he estimates about 4 inches of snow on the ground and it continues to fall.

“We have emergency shelters open in both Lovingston at the fire department and at the Rockfish Valley Fire Department if anyone needs emergency shelter,” said Nelson EMS Director Jaime Miller.

Some isolated power outages had been reported by late afternoon in Nelson County. Primarily in the northern section of the county in Afton.

Via CVEC Outage Registry: In addition to Nelson other isolated areas were out as of 5:30 PM October 29, 2012 - but outages were not widespread as of that time period.

More updates over the evening.


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