Central VA roads covered with snow/ice, more on the way

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A major winter storm which dropped several inches of snow and ice across much of Central Virginia is expected to drop several more inches Thursday.

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People across the Metro Richmond area woke to find their cars covered in a thick layer of snow and ice, as the storm transitioned from heavy flakes to freezing rain overnight.

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More than 3,000 customers were without power early Thursday, with the largest number being Dominion customers in the metro Richmond/Tri-Cities area.

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Widespread travel delays were reported at Richmond International Airport and at airports all across the southeast.

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The First Warning Weather team is forecasting an additional 1-3" of snow falling across Central Virginia Thursday afternoon.

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Several accidents were reported across metro Richmond, as well, as the snow and ice made for dangerous conditions.

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The Commonwealth remains under a state of emergency and the governor has asked Virginians to stay off the roads, if at all possible.

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