Sights and sounds: Winter storm hits Richmond area

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — People in the Richmond area woke up this morning to find their neighborhoods covered in snow.

Our 8News crew was out this morning taking a look at road conditions. The Virginia Department of Transportation was out treating the roads that were covered in snow.

In an interview with Good Morning Richmond anchors, VDOT Richmond District Communications Coordinator Sara Owens said drivers should be careful when out on the streets this morning.


The snow, sleet and freezing rain is expected to come to an end at 10 a.m. this morning. Then we will be looking at mainly cloudy skies throughout the day. The temperature will be in the middle 30s.

The weather is not just impacting this morning’s commute, it has also affected COVID-19 vaccination events in the area. On Thursday, many health districts said they would be postponing clinics due to the winter weather.

Local school districts have also announced closures and delays. Check out a full list here.


  • Glen Allen

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