NWS warns, schools respond
The list is deep: Albemarle, Augusta, Buckingham, Culpeper, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson–- all closed. Even Charlottesville, where ice-melt was liberally slathered last night on roads and sidewalks, has told students and teachers to hang back a bit with a 2-hour delay. Sure, decks and railings in some areas are a little icy right now–- but roads?
Last time there was a threat of ice, Albemarle opted for a 2-hour school delay, but this time they've opted to close even their own administrative offices. All day!
This action appears to stem from a strongly-worded document from the National Weather Service, a "Winter Weather Advisory" that forecasts a thin sheet of ice from freezing rain falling during much of today, and the Advisory won't be lifted until 10pm.
So roads could be slick.