Louisa County hit hard with snow

By Evrod Cassimy – bio | email

LOUISA, VA (WWBT) – People who live just west of Richmond are seeing a little more snow than we are.

The snow fell hard in Louisa County Wednesday night. The drive home was almost too dangerous for many drivers. After seeing several cars stuck in the ditch, some people chose to play it safe and pull over.

"It was very treacherous out there," said driver, Susan Wolford. "I couldn't get home so I'm waiting now on my nephew to come pick me up and I'll stay in Goochland tonight."

We caught up with Susan as she waited the storm out inside her heated car. Her two wheel drive vehicle was no match for Mother Nature and she wasn't the only one that decided waiting the storm out was a safer idea.

"My destination is not pressing so I'm stopped," said truck driver, Ronnie Childress. "Give the highway department time to do their job and get off the road and be patient."

Childress is one of many truck drivers that figured they're big rigs were better off the roads and the snow continued to fall.

"Cause nothing is worth your life or no one else's life," added Childress.

"Be safe and make a good choice," suggested Susan. "Call ahead...before they go out and drive around."

Within just minutes of our interview help arrived for her in the form of a four wheel drive vehicle.

"Hopefully we'll make it home safe!"

Even when the snowstorm clears there could be black ice on the roadways. VDOT encourages all drivers to be careful tomorrow during their morning commute.

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