Icy Roads Cause School Delay & Accidents Across Parts Of Nelson

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Photo Via Mike Biby : Icy roads across Nelson County cause havoc for folks getting out early on Friday morning. This truck hauling logs jackknifed on Brents Mountain along Route 151 had the entire road still shutdown as of 8:00 AM - Friday January 8, 2015
Photo Via Mike Biby : Icy roads across Nelson County cause havoc for folks getting out early on Friday morning. This truck hauling logs jackknifed on Brents Mountain along Route 151 had the entire road still shutdown as of 8:00 AM - Friday January 8, 2015
Photo Via Mike Biby : Icy roads across Nelson County cause havoc for folks getting out early on Friday morning. This truck hauling logs jackknifed on Brents Mountain along Route 151 had the entire road still shutdown as of 8:00 AM – Friday January 8, 2016

Nelson County, Virginia

Original post at 8AM
A light mist and freezing rain were the perfect ingredients to create icy roads across portions of Nelson County Friday morning. It also caused a two hour delay for schools. Tommy made mention this might happen in one of his earlier forecasts this week.

The temperature graph above from our BRL-Trager Brothers Weather Station at RVCC easily shows what happened. As light rain moved in during the predawn hours, temps were still below freezing, setting the stage for icy roads. Temps slowly went above freezing between 6 and 8AM.
The temperature graph above from our BRL-Trager Brothers Weather Station at RVCC easily shows what happened. As light rain moved in during the predawn hours, temps were still below freezing, setting the stage for icy roads. Temps slowly went above freezing between 6 and 8AM. Click on image to enlarge.
Thanks to Ian Callahan for getting this photo to us. A logging truck blocked Route 151 for much of the morning on Friday - January  8, 2016 after jackknifing on icy roads.
Thanks to Ian Callahan for getting this photo to us. A logging truck blocked Route 151 near Brents Gap for much of the morning on Friday – January 8, 2016 after jackknifing on icy roads.

Slowly rising temps throughout the morning started making conditions improve.

Nelson County Public Schools (VA) will be operating on a two hour delayed scheduled today, Friday, January 8, 2016 due to icy roads.

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