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Winter storm warning issued for Southwest Virginia



Snow to wintry mix expected this weekend... .A storm system moving out of the mid-Mississippi Valley will affect a large part of the area with wintry weather, beginning Saturday and lasting into early Sunday night. Areas from the Interstate 64 corridor northward are expected to see predominantly snow, with snow mixing with some sleet and freezing rain near route 460, and mainly a mix of sleet and freezing rain further south. Greatest impact is expected Saturday night into Sunday morning. Lighter wintry precipitation will linger through Sunday night and continue to gradually taper off on Monday. NCZ001>003-018-019-VAZ007-009-010-012-015-016-032-043-044-058-059- 120500- /O.UPG.KRNK.WS.A.0002.190112T1800Z-190114T0000Z/ /O.NEW.KRNK.WS.W.0002.190112T1800Z-190114T0000Z/ Ashe-Alleghany NC-Surry-Watauga-Wilkes-Tazewell-Smyth-Bland-Wythe- Grayson-Carroll-Patrick-Henry-Pittsylvania-Halifax-Charlotte- Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Dobson, Boone, Wilkesboro, Tazewell, Marion, Bland, Wytheville, Independence, Whitetop, Troutdale, Volney, Galax, Stuart, Martinsville, Danville, South Boston, and Keysville 344 PM EST Fri Jan 11 2019 ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM SATURDAY TO 7 PM EST SUNDAY... * WHAT...Mainly sleet and freezing rain, mixed with snow at times. Sleet and snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches, with ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch expected. * WHERE...Portions of south central and southwest Virginia and north central and northwest North Carolina. * WHEN...From 1 PM Saturday to 7 PM EST Sunday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Sleet and freezing rain will make roads slippery, creating dangerous travel conditions. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

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