For a short time it looked like Mother Nature was calming down.
People were out, even the Amtrack train rolled through to pick up passengers in downtown Ashland. A few businesses also stayed open to welcome people in from the cold.
The snow started to melt, making the roads slushy and icy - but later in the afternoon, the wind picked up once again, making it practically white-out conditions for this part of Hanover County.
All of these elements made many people here ready for warmer weather.
"[I'm] used to the snow but very happy that we don't have to deal with it as much," says Greg Palmer, who lives outside Ashland. "I'd like to see a little bit, but now it's time for spring and I'm ready for summer."
Hanover sheriff's deputies say the roads are slushy, which will probably turn into ice as the temperature drops.
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