(WFXR) – Our first dose of winter weather is heading to Central and Southwest Virginia.
The entire region can expect some accumulating snowfall late Sunday night and into Monday morning which will impact the commute into work.
All of the counties of Central and Southwest Virginia are under some sort of advisory for winter weather.
Above, areas shaded in pink are under a Winter Storm Warning. Areas in purple are under a Winter Weather Advisory.
In the warning, anywhere from 2-6 inches of snow can be expected. At higher elevations, anywhere from 4-8 inches of snow is likely.
Because of this, Virginia State Police (VSP) say they are already preparing and will have all available troopers on patrol to respond as quickly as they can to any traffic-related incidents.
They say if you must travel during the storm, please remember the following:
- Know Before You Go: Before heading out visit 511virginia.org or download the VDOT 511 app.
- Clear ALL snow and ice from the roof, trunk, hood and windows of your vehicle – including tractor-trailers – before you travel.
- Use your headlights in rain and in snow. Virginia law requires headlights be on when your windshield wipers are active.
- Drive for the conditions. Slow your speed and increase your traveling distance between you and the vehicle ahead of you. In snowy/icy weather, it takes a longer distance to stop.
- Always buckle up.
- Avoid distractions. Put down the phone.
- Do not call 911 or #77 for road conditions. Please leave these emergency lines open for emergencies only.