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Winter Storm Warnings & Advisories Issued For Portions Of The Blue Ridge EXPIRED

Winter Storm Warnings & Advisories Issued For Portions Of The Blue Ridge EXPIRED

[ 0 ] February 12, 2021

WINTER STORM WARNING URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC 310 PM EST Fri Feb 12 2021 Nelson-Albemarle-Central Virginia Blue Ridge (includes Wintergreen Resort-Montebello-Humpback Rocks & Afton Mountain) 310 PM EST Fri Feb 12 2021 …WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM SATURDAY TO 7 AM EST SUNDAY… * WHAT…Significant […]

VDOT Prepares For Ice In Forecast Through Weekend

VDOT Prepares For Ice In Forecast Through Weekend

[ 0 ] February 11, 2021

    FROM VDOT – LYNCHBURG Current forecasts indicate that most of the Commonwealth of Virginia will be covered by mixed precipitation at various times into early next week and the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is prepared to respond. Rain, sleet, freezing rain and snow are forecast to occur during […]

VDOT : Nelson / Augusta : Traffic Changes Coming To Reeds Gap / Beech Grove Road Area

VDOT : Nelson / Augusta : Traffic Changes Coming To Reeds Gap / Beech Grove Road Area

[ 0 ] February 5, 2021

RELEASE VIA VDOT – LYNCHBURG “Economic development within Nelson and Augusta counties has led to increased truck traffic on Beech Grove/Reeds Gap Road (state route 664), a very mountainous route connecting these locations. As a result, tractor trailers are regularly becoming stuck due to the road curvature and steepness and impeding traffic, including emergency response. […]

UPDATED : WINTER STORM WATCH / WARNING : EXPIRED / CANCELED

UPDATED : WINTER STORM WATCH / WARNING : EXPIRED / CANCELED

[ 0 ] January 29, 2021

Via NWS : Most of the area will be under a WINTER STORM WATCH starting late Saturday into Sunday evening. Significant snow accumulations are possible across the area. Click on the image above to see the latest from NWS. Watches now being upgraded to warnings early Saturday morning. Appomattox Buckingham: https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=53640193 Amherst / Rockbridge: https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=53640642 […]

Augusta & Nelson County Residents Arrested On Gun & Drug Charges

Augusta & Nelson County Residents Arrested On Gun & Drug Charges

[ 0 ] January 18, 2021

Lovingston / Lyndhurdst Nelson & Augusta Counties – Virginia Below is the verbatim press release from Virginia State Police: “Four residents from Augusta and Nelson counties face a multitude of illegal gun and drug charges following multi-agency criminal investigations. The joint investigative operation was conducted by the Skyline Drug and Gang Task Force and the […]

A Christmas Memory : The Late Earl Hamner (John-Boy) Of Nelson County : Merry Christmas 2020!

A Christmas Memory : The Late Earl Hamner (John-Boy) Of Nelson County : Merry Christmas 2020!

[ 0 ] December 24, 2020

Click play above to listen now. Schuyler, Virginia & Memphis, Tennessee In what’s become our annual tradition here at BRL, enjoy this special radio interview from the December 2011 Christmas season as Nelson native Earl Hamner, Jr. talks with BRL Publisher Tommy Stafford and then Memphis KWAM 990 Radio host, Earle Farrell. Earle now has […]

Winter Storm Warnings & Watches Take Effect - EXPIRED

Winter Storm Warnings & Watches Take Effect – EXPIRED

[ 0 ] December 15, 2020

  Snow arrives from south to north tomorrow and it could come down at a good rate shortly after it starts. The problem is, ice is likely to be a bigger issue for us. Ice totals (sleet & freezing rain combined) of 0.25" or more are possible. Hope for more sleet than freezing rain. pic.twitter.com/oX9H3t0QNx […]

Nearly 30 Years Later Wintergreen Fire & Rescue Medic Ralph Bickley Retires

Nearly 30 Years Later Wintergreen Fire & Rescue Medic Ralph Bickley Retires

[ 0 ] December 14, 2020

Wintergreen Nelson County, Virginia Story By Olivia Carter For nearly three decades Wintergreen Fire & Rescue Medic Ralph Bickley made the hour and 15 minute commute from Louisa to the station. Curtis Sheets, Chief of Wintergreen Fire & Rescue, said Bickley has answered at the very least 5,000 calls in Nelson County, but that number […]

Happy Trails Kat - Welcome Lisa!

Happy Trails Kat – Welcome Lisa!

[ 0 ] November 1, 2020

Nelson County, Virginia It’s not overly glamorous, but it’s major important and you get to see some the most beautiful views anywhere in the country. Getting Blue Ridge Life in the hands of readers like you doesn’t magically happen. The printer has to deliver here to Nelson, then it gets broken out and delivered to […]

Nelson : Another Day, Another Semi(s) Stuck On Reeds Gap

Nelson : Another Day, Another Semi(s) Stuck On Reeds Gap

[ 0 ] October 21, 2020

Reeds Gap Blue Ridge Parkway Near the Nelson / Augusta County Line By Tommy Stafford For years we’ve been telling you about the problem with semi trucks getting stuck on mountain crossings here in Nelson. Lately that number seems to be on the increase. Wintergreen Fire & Rescue Chief Curtis Sheets says it’s easily been […]

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