PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY/AP) — Black ice is expected to be a concern Monday morning after a storm brought a mix of winter weather and rain to central and southeastern Virginia.
Virginia State Police said they responded to more than 300 traffic crashes and helped nearly 200 disabled vehicles in Virginia from midnight to late Sunday afternoon.
The storm knocked out power to nearly 200,000 people in Virginia and North Carolina at its height Sunday, according to PowerOutage.us.
There could be patches of ice on area roadways as high temperatures are forecast to be in the upper 30’s on Monday. Wind chills were in the mid-to-low 20s during the early morning hours.
Much of the Hampton Roads region largely saw rainfall from Saturday night through Sunday. Snow was reported in parts of the Eastern Shore during the overnight hours Sunday in Monday.
WAVY’s Kiahnna Patterson reported seeing a little bit of snow off George Washington Memorial Highway in Gloucester, resulting in a light dusting on the grassy areas.
Virginia Department of Transportation trucks were out in the Gloucester area ahead of the morning commute. VDOT worked to treat primary roads in the days leading up to the weekend storm.
Black Ice Threat this morning! Temperatures have fallen below freezing which has allowed for black ice to form on area roadways. Use extreme caution if you are traveling this morning. #vawx #mdwx pic.twitter.com/EGJY1ygRFi— NWS Wakefield (@NWSWakefieldVA) January 14, 2019
Conditions in parts of the viewing area schools districts to close for the day on Monday.