School Canceled as Snow Storm Spreads Across Virginia

A significant winter storm has already begun to cover Clarke County, Virginia with snow this Wednesday morning. Forecasters are predicting that the county could see up to a foot of new snow by late this evening.

Clarke County Schools are closed today. All evening and after-school activities have been canceled.

As of 5:00 am EST a light dusting of snow had already fallen across the county. Frozen ground and road surfaces caused by the extremely cold temperatures that have embraced the northern Shenandoah Valley over the past week will allow precipitation to quickly accumulate. Drivers should use extreme caution today as road conditions are expected to quickly deteriorate as the storm strengthens.

The National Weather Service Forecast for January 26, 2011:

Today: Snow. High near 32. North wind between 5 and 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 5 to 9 inches possible.

Tonight: Snow, mainly before midnight. Low around 23. North wind between 10 and 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.