HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — The Tidewater region woke up Saturday morning to a second blast of winter weather. As the day went on, the snow stopped but icy roads took center stage.
Hampton Roads saw several inches in some areas, including about four inches at WAVY in Portsmouth, but many primary and secondary roads were mostly clear or passable. Officials are still advising the public to limit travel any unnecessary travel.
As temps drop overnight on Saturday, into Sunday morning, VDOT warned drivers that freezing roads and drifting snow could make for dangerous driving conditions.
Crews on the Eastern Shore are continuing to plow state-maintained roads, followed by salt application.
The Eastern Shore saw a bit more snowfall than Hampton Roads, with plows still moving significant amounts of snow on Route 13 as of 10 a.m. Saturday. WAVY’s Andy Fox got footage of a plow heading north in Northampton County.
More snow accumulation was reported in northern Accomack, with Michele Birch reporting around 8 inches at Wallops as of 7:30 a.m.
The Eastern Shore was under a blizzard warning for much of Saturday, until that transitioned to a winter weather advisory later in the day. Chincoteague and other areas around the Maryland line were still seeing snow as of 11:30 a.m., but strong wind gusts up to 50 mph continued throughout the day.
Snow started moving out of the Hampton Roads metro earlier Saturday morning. Winds gusts around 30-45 mph remained through the day and the high temperature only cracked the freezing mark.
Conditions by locality
As of 3:40 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, there were about three to four inches of standing water on NC 12 near Hatteras Harbor Marina covering both NB and SB lanes. An additional 2-3 inches of water was on Eagle Pass drive.
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