UVA cancels: Yet only half an inch of rain so far
The University of Virginia, the institution famous for soldiering on in the face of blizzards and ice storms, has joined notoriously jittery transport directors of the Charlottesville and Albemarle public school systems by canceling classes on Monday, the day when the first tentacles of what's being called the "Frankenstorm" have barely reached Central Virginia. Meanwhile, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has canceled her 5:30pm appearance at UVA's Miller Center, another manifestation of the widespread panic over a late-season storm called Hurricane Sandy.
Meanwhile, at KCHO, the weather center at the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport, the rainfall tally is just half an inch in the 12 hours spanning 7:53pm Sunday to 7:53am Monday the 29th of October.
The Airport itself appears to be operating normally, with many of Monday morning's departures and arrivals moving as scheduled. For instance, the morning's departures to Chicago and Charlotte took off and landed on time, but the departures to New York and Dulles were all canceled. And the management of CHO has warned travelers that other destinations might soon be imperiled.
Over on the railroad tracks, there's disruption galore, as Amtrak has curtailed many of its trains passing through the mid-Atlantic portions of the county. Amtrak announced overnight that the popular "Northeast Corridor"– including the Lynchburg-based Virginia service– is canceled Monday.
By 4:53pm Monday, the total rainfall measured the Airport was just one inch. Like some of the rural systems, Albemarle public schools have already declared themselves closed for Tuesday as well.
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