Goochland hit hardest by snow in Richmond area

By Sunni Blevins - bio | email
Posted by Phil Riggan – email

GOOCHLAND, VA (WWBT) - Some of the hardest hit areas in our region included counties along Interstate 64 between Short Pump and Charlottesville.

Schools in both Louisa and Goochland counties were closed as a result.

The post office was open today, but school was closed in Goochland County. We spoke with one family on their way to Richmond. They were really nervous about what was sure to be a messy commute.

The roads in Goochland -- even those right off the interstate -- were slushy.

It was not a welcome site to Deborah El-Asri, who babysat for her grandchildren last night and needed to get back to Richmond's East End.

"My son, Joe, said 'Mama, you don't want to look out the door,' I said 'Why? What?,' and I looked out that door, and I said 'Oh my lord.' I'm scared to drive it because one little thing and you are in a ditch somewhere you know," she said.

Luckily, Joe works in Richmond, so he followed her home to help her get there safely.

"I was thinking 'I wonder if I'm going to be able to make it to work?' but the roads aren't that bad, so I'm out here," he said. "I brushed her car off this morning, and I brushed mine off, and it was no problem."

Goochland was just one of many places that looked like a winter wonderland.

Check out these viewer-submitted pictures from Send it to 12. In Louisa, snowfall close to 3 inches. In Amelia, you can barely make out the lamppost. And in Lunenberg County, rocking chairs covered in white.

So this morning it was all eyes on the sky, now it's all eyes on the ground as it's a waiting game as to when this snow will melt.

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