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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
828 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

VAZ014-017>020-022>024-032>035-230500-
MONTGOMERY-FLOYD-CRAIG-ALLEGHANY VA-BATH-ROANOKE-BOTETOURT-
ROCKBRIDGE-PATRICK-FRANKLIN-BEDFORD-AMHERST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLACKSBURG...FLOYD...NEW CASTLE...
CLIFTON FORGE...COVINGTON...HOT SPRINGS...ROANOKE...SALEM...
FINCASTLE...LEXINGTON...BUENA VISTA...STUART...ROCKY MOUNT...
BEDFORD...AMHERST
828 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

...POCKETS OF FREEZING RAIN OVERNIGHT...

AT 8:00 PM THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION REPORTED SOME
ICING ON THE ROADS ON CATAWBA MOUNTAIN IN ROANOKE COUNTY.
TEMPERATURE SENSORS ACROSS THE AREA INDICATED READINGS NEAR 32
DEGREES AT THESE HIGHER ELEVATIONS...WHICH WILL LIKELY
INCLUDE...CATAWBA MOUNTAIN...BENT MOUNTAIN...POOR MOUNTAIN...PETERS
RIDGE...WARM SPRINGS MOUNTAIN...AND THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY. SLICK
SPOTS ON BRIDGES...AS WELL AS UNTREATED SURFACES WILL BE POSSIBLE
DURING THE OVERNIGHT AT THESE HIGHER ELEVATIONS. TEMPERATURES IN
THE LOWER ELEVATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN A DEGREE OR TWO ABOVE
FREEZING...HELPING THE PRECIPITATION TO REMAIN IN THE FORM OF RAIN
OR DRIZZLE.

IF YOU ARE TRAVELING TONIGHT...PLEASE USE EXTRA CAUTION...
ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE TRAVELING ON SECONDARY ROADS
THAT HAVE NOT BEEN TREATED. ROADS THAT APPEAR WET...MAY BE COATED
WITH A THIN LAYER OF ICE.

$$

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