A major winter snow storm that exited our area yesterday afternoon has left Clarke County with 27″ blanket of new snow. While the storm fell short of the thirty inch total that the area received in 1996, it still qualified as one of the largest ten storms on record for the area. Preliminary totals at Washington National Airport recorded 17.8″ placing the the storm as number 3 in winter totals on record. Baltimore-Washington International set a new all time record for a two-day snow event. Dulles Airport recorded 32.5″ of new snow.
Allegheny Power reports that 988 customers in Clarke County are still without power this morning as morning temperatures dip into the low teens. Temperatures tonight are forecast to dip into the single digits as Arctic air continues to pour in behind the storm.
Travel conditions continue to be difficult. VDOT reports primary roads as “moderate” with snow and ice throughout Clarke County while all secondary roads remain “severe.”