Winter storm continues into Saturday

Clay Curtis
January 14, 2019

Updated 9:30 a.m. Sunday: The National Weather Service has cancelled the winter weather advisory previously in effect for parts of central and southeastern Virginia, including Williamsburg.

Forecasters said to expect mixed precipitation, with total snow accumulations "of up to two inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze..."

The advisory is also being placed on southwest and western Pennsylvania, east central OH and northern and northern panhandle of West Virginia. They are warning of possible travel difficulties due to snow-covered and slippery roads. 4 to 6 inches are forecast as we head into Virginia including Washington DC. where it is under a winter storm warning.

Temperatures will likely hover in the upper 20s to low 30s overnight and through the morning. This action does not apply to individuals or private businesses.

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Areas of northwest IN, including Michigan City and Gary, reported between 4 and 6 inches of fresh snow on Saturday, the weather service said. As a result, drivers were advised to allow extra travel time, reduce speeds and increase their following distances, the weather service said.

The snow storm hit the Rockies and Plains regions on Friday, moving East, and is projected to cover an 1,800-mile corridor - stretching from Colorado to the mid-Atlantic - across the weekend.

The National Weather Service has issued winter weather advisories for Missouri, as well as IL and Indiana.

Crews first focus efforts on roads that carry the most traffic, such as interstates and primary roads, followed by major secondary roads with vital emergency and public facilities, and other secondary roads and subdivision streets.

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