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Central Virginia digs out from the snow storm

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) –  As the storm continues to pull away from the coast, we can look back on Saturday's totals and see that the heaviest amounts generally fell from central Virginia through the Northern Neck, according to NBC12 meteorologist Jim Duncan.

Totals in ranged from 8-14" in these areas, including much of the northern half of metro Richmond.  Lighter amounts fell to the south, with overall totals of 5-10".

Now we move on, and high pressure will bring us some sunshine Sunday and Monday, but temperatures will stay quite cold, in part because of the deep snow pack.

Virginia is under a state of emergency as Central Virginia deals with another battle with winter weather. See the traffic links below for more on the roads and accidents.

The National Weather Service says more than a foot of snow has been reported in some parts of Virginia.

As of 3:30 p.m., the weather service has received reports of snow throughout the region, the highest amounts of about 12 inches in Hanover County in the Richmond area.

Areas along the Virginia-North Carolina border are seeing between four and 10 inches, while the Hampton Roads area has seen more than six inches. The cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton and Portsmouth, all had reports of about five inches of snow. Virginia Beach had reports of about nine inches in some places. Even the Outer Banks in North Carolina have had snow accumulations.

The winter storm in mid-December was a big one, and we want to remind you that we had more than 1,000 Send it to 12 photos and video submitted in the three days that weekend.  We hope you will do the same thing with this storm and share your great (and not so great) moments at play and beautiful scenery.  We will use as many on air as we can! Thank you. 

Watch Sunday morning at 7 a.m. for more coverage of this winter storm on NBC12 and www.NBC12.com!

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