CHARLOTTESVILLE (WRIC) - The ice storm left a blanket of white on the sidewalks in Charlottesville. The roads, though slushy, are currently clear. Students and drivers say that this storm was not what they expected.
"I didn't experience any ice on the roads so far."
After a quiet morning of cold rain, the winter storm took a wicked turn in Charlottesville around noon. Water on roads turned into ice. VDOT, trying to stay ahead, poured down salt and sand.
Businesses too, kept their parking lots treated preventing slick spots for customers.
And at UVA, students leaving their dorms had to do so cautiously.
"Not very fun walking around campus. A little icy, but not as cold as I expected, but walking places isn't fun."
The ice storm caused less than 20 accidents in the Charlottesville area. But no one was hurt.
Many were surprised that this storm wasn't vengeful.
It's not as bad as I expected it to be.
VDOT says a new shift of workers will start at 8 p.m. to deal with roads once temperatures begin to fall below freezing.
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