Flurries begin: As some schools close precautionarily
Snow flurries have decorated the skies over downtown Charlottesville intermittently this Tuesday morning, as several Central Virginia school systems have already decided to shut down, in anticipation of a storm system that hasn't really erupted yet.
According to the NBC29 list, the public schools in Louisa, Buckingham, Nelson, and Fluvanna Counties have shut their doors. One school that seems to have paid closer attention to the National Weather Service's prediction that snow won't begin in earnest until mid-day is Open Door Christian School, which will close at noon. At the time of this posting, the NWS prediction for Nelson today is this: "Snow, mainly after 1pm. High near 31. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of around an inch possible."
Note to the new city manager: You've had a plow-equipped Public Works truck driving around in circles atop the Market Street Parking Garage for at least the past half hour.
12:28pm update: Albemarle has announced that it will close its middle and high schools in half an hour: 1pm. Now you can leave work, get in a car, and pick up them up. Have fun!