Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
1155 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

Ashe-Alleghany NC-Watauga-Giles-Wythe-Pulaski-Montgomery-Grayson-
Carroll-Floyd-Craig-Alleghany VA-Bath-Roanoke-Botetourt-
Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Boone,
Pearisburg, Wytheville, Radford, Pulaski, Blacksburg,
Independence, Whitetop, Troutdale, Volney, Galax, Floyd,
New Castle, Clifton Forge, Covington, Hot Springs, Roanoke,
Salem, Fincastle, Lexington, and Buena Vista
1155 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

...Snow to taper off but slick travel to persist through this

Snow is going to become light and taper off by 2pm, but expect
another inch or so, especially close to the Blue Ridge south of
Roanoke to Sparta. Temperatures in the teens and 20s will keep
area roads slick with snow. Even the treated roads may have melted
snow turn back to ice.

Additionally, winds will be picking up some this afternoon with
wind chills dropping into the single digits to teens.

If you are planning to travel, prepare accordingly by including
extra layers of clothing and extra blankets. Make sure your
gasoline tank is full before you leave your destination. Reduce
speed, leave extra distance between vehicles, and be especially
careful braking.


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