Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
538 PM EST FRI JAN 23 2015

NCZ001-002-018-VAZ010>020-022>024-034-035-WVZ042>044-507-508-
240200-
ASHE-ALLEGHANY NC-WATAUGA-BLAND-GILES-WYTHE-PULASKI-MONTGOMERY-
GRAYSON-CARROLL-FLOYD-CRAIG-ALLEGHANY VA-BATH-ROANOKE-BOTETOURT-
ROCKBRIDGE-BEDFORD-AMHERST-MERCER-SUMMERS-MONROE-
EASTERN GREENBRIER-WESTERN GREENBRIER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WEST JEFFERSON...SPARTA...BOONE...
BLAND...PEARISBURG...WYTHEVILLE...RADFORD...PULASKI...
BLACKSBURG...INDEPENDENCE...WHITETOP...TROUTDALE...VOLNEY...
GALAX...FLOYD...NEW CASTLE...CLIFTON FORGE...COVINGTON...
HOT SPRINGS...ROANOKE...SALEM...FINCASTLE...LEXINGTON...
BUENA VISTA...BEDFORD...AMHERST...BLUEFIELD...FLAT TOP...HINTON...
HIX...UNION...LEWISBURG...WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS...ALDERSON...
QUINWOOD...DUO...RAINELLE
538 PM EST FRI JAN 23 2015

...FREEZING RAIN THIS EVENING....

TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE UPPER 20S TO MID 30S ACROSS THE REGION
AT 5PM. SEVERAL LOCATIONS WERE ALREADY REPORTING LIGHT ICING ON
ELEVATED SURFACES SUCH AS TREES...RAILINGS AND POWER LINES.

NOW THAT THE SUN HAS SET...TEMPERATURES WILL QUICKLY DROP BELOW
FREEZING ACROSS A WIDER AREA. THE FREEZING RAIN WILL CONTINUE
THROUGH LATE EVENING. UNTREATED ROADS AND SIDEWALKS WILL RAPIDLY
DEVELOP A LAYER OF ICE. THE ICE MAY BE THICK ENOUGH TO BREAK TREE
LIMBS...WHICH MAY RESULT IN SPORADIC POWER OUTAGES.

USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING TONIGHT. SLOW DOWN AND ALLOW EXTRA
TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM.

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