95 sheltered: Road conditions still treacherous
The two Charlottesville-area shelters have nearly 100 people holed up inside, according to a morning release from Albemarle County spokesperson Lee Catlin, who estimates approximately 45 people at UVA's Aquatics and Fitness Center and another 50 at the North Garden Fire Department.
Meanwhile, Route 29 South remains a disaster with cars still getting stuck and rescue workers extricating drivers, according to Catlin.
Although the sun is shining, temperatures are still below freezing, and although most primary roads are "passable" according to Catlin, secondary roads remain "treacherous."
With thousands without power and many trapped at home, the National Guard has removed several people with medical emergencies from their homes, while officials have renewed their plea for four wheel drive vehicles to help move stranded motorists and emergency and healthcare workers. Volunteers should call 434-979-INFO.