Two special weather advisories

Snow ended late this afternoon, Thursday, Jan 4, as skies cleared.

Travel on Highway 360 is clear, however, please drive carefully, watch for icy spots, leave yourself plenty of stopping distance.

HOWEVER — travel into our neighborhood on Newman’s Neck Road is difficult.  Between Hwy 360 and our neighborhood on Newman’s Neck Road are several vehicles in the ditches.  The road is obstructed with very deep snow drifts.  The wooded area from Critter Corner to our neighborhood entrance is all but blocked by snow drifts.  A snowplow came through around 6:30 PM, Jan 4, however, the plow opened only a single traffic lane.

VDOT should begin a major clearing effort tonight, Jan 4-5.

The National Weather Service as issued two weather advisories for our area.

Wind Chill Advisory

…WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING
TO 10 AM EST FRIDAY…
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY HAS EXPIRED…

* WHAT…Very cold wind chills expected. Wind chills will drop to
zero to 5 below.

* WHERE…Portions of east central, eastern and southeast
Virginia.

* WHEN…From 10 PM this evening to 10 AM EST Friday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Winds gusting as high as 20 to 30 mph will
cause blowing and drifting snow. Cold wind chills overnight
will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will
combine to create low wind chills. Frost bite and hypothermia can
occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and
gloves.

Special Weather Statement:  Hazardous Travel Conditions

…Hazardous travel conditions expected tonight and Friday…

Very cold air will settle over the area tonight and continue
through Friday. Any melting of the snow that took place Thursday
afternoon will refreeze. Many roads across central and eastern
Virginia, northeast North Carolina and lower southeast Maryland
will be ice or snow covered resulting in hazardous travel. Minimal
melting is expected during the day Friday as temperatures will
remain below freezing. Motorists are urged to use caution while
driving, keeping plenty of distance between you and other
motorists.