WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON SUNDAY

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON SUNDAY

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for our area:

* WHAT…Snow. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches…locally 6 inches.

* WHERE…Portions of central, south central, southwest and west central Virginia, northwest North Carolina and southeast West Virginia.

* WHEN…From 7 PM this evening to noon EST Sunday.

* IMPACTS…Untreated roads and highways will become snow covered and hazardous. Some secondary roads, especially in mountainous areas could become impassible late tonight and Sunday morning.

* PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. Please report snow and sleet accumulations via email at rnk.skywarn@noaa.gov or by calling the National Weather Service toll free at…1…866…2 1 5…4 3 2 4. Leave a message with your observation and the specific location where it occurred. You can also post your report to National Weather Service Blacksburg Facebook page and on Twitter. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.