News to know Dec. 13: Keeping pets safe, cars clean in snow; teachers go viral for funding; rain arrives Friday

Top headlines for Dec. 13

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - It’s still cold, but not as cold. We’re going to see some warmer temps soon along with some rain.

What is closed?

There are some additional closings and delays this morning as the Richmond area recovers from a winter storm. Colonial Heights had initially been on a two-hour delays, but announced a closure this morning. Be sure to check the full list of closings.

Pet safety

We’ve been dealing with the snow for five days now and might be easy to forget that our pets are dealing with it too. Here are some things to consider after your furry friends take a jaunt in the snow.

Tips for keeping your pets safe in the snow

Clean your car

Also coping with the ice and snow? Cars. Serious damage can be inflicted on a vehicle from driving snow-covered and icy roads, including damage from the snow-melting products that get applied to the roads.

Mechanics stress washing under your car once snow melts

What else is happening?

Here are some other stories that may be of interest:

1 person injured in Chesterfield shooting

Teachers go viral asking for education funding

Weather

When will the rain arrive Friday? Take a look.

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A little warmer Thursday before rain arrives Friday

What day is it?

Thursday, Dec. 13 – National Cocoa Day

What’s Trending

Could you give up your phone for a year? What if $100,000 was on the line?

$100K on the line for not using a smartphone

Adoptable Animal

Redbone reindeer.

Posted by Goochland County Animal Protection on Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Copyright 2018 WWBT. All rights reserved.