Clarke County Public Schools are closed today due to icy road conditions. Information regarding afternoon and evening activities and events will be posted to the Division’s website at approximately 12 noon today. Employees with 220 day or greater work calendars are on a two hour delay.
CCPS reports that its AlertNow system is out of service this morning. AlertNow provides an automated phone call alerting CCPS families when school is delayed or cancelled and can also be initiated for emergency management situations.
A mixture of snow and sleet fell across the northern Shenandoah Valley last night leaving road and paved surfaces slippery and treacherous. The temperature in Clarke County, Virginia near Mount Weather was 22 degrees at 6:00 a.m. Temperature at Winchester Regional Airport was 27 degrees.
Clarke County road conditions should improve rapidly later this morning as temperatures rise to the high 30’s.
The National Weather Service predicts freezing rain likely before 9:00am. Skies will remain cloudy with a high near 39. North winds between 5 and 9 mph with the chance of precipitation 60%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. Tonight rain showers are likely before 3:00 am then rain and snow showers are likely. Low temperatures will be around 34 degrees. Chance of precipitation is 70% with little or no snow accumulation expected.