Snow melted: But school's out... forever?
Published on Jan 30th, 2010
102 comments Downtown Ivy, Sunday morning and.... PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER the same spot 24 hours earlier. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Unlike the late-December 'snowpocalypse' (not to be confused with this...
Snap: Striped road for snow
Published on Jan 29th, 2010
4 comments Speak softly and carry... a lot of deicing compound that you can stripe on the roads. That seems to be the mantra of VDOT this time around. In anticipation of a snowstorm, this is how Route 29 looked...
Mo' snow: Sidewalks clearer in Jan than 'snowpocalypse'
Published on Jan 29th, 2010
22 comments Three weeks after Snowpocalypse, this sidewalk at the major intersection of Ridge and West Main was impassable in a wheelchair. PHOTO BY KEVIN COX For weeks after December’s massive volume of...
No ice, but Alb schools two hours late
Published on Jan 22nd, 2010
14 comments It was a multi-pronged assessment of potentially hazardous road conditions that led top Albemarle school administrators to delay the opening of the public school system by two hours Friday, January...
Winter storm with snow and ice heading to Charlottesville
Published on Jan 21st, 2010
14 comments The National Weather Service issued an urgent weather message this morning warning of an impending winter storm. A low-pressure system over the Ohio Valley is already pounding North Florida and...
Snap: Waste Management
Published on Dec 27th, 2009
18 comments Working through the situation, Waste Management employees collect garbage at 8:19am on Wednesday the 23rd of December on Second Street NW.
Snap: All we want for Christmas...
Published on Dec 25th, 2009
1 comments A City scraper heads east on West Market Street at 1:36pm Wednesday, December 23. Some neighborhoods would have liked to see this earlier in the snowfall.
Snap: Mt. Chipotle
Published on Dec 24th, 2009
16 comments While public response has been criticized, private crews have made mountains out of snowhills, such as this peak near Chipotle restaurant in Barracks Road Shopping Center. Photographed at 9:59am...
White Christmas storm: #1 for December; #4 overall
Published on Dec 23rd, 2009
17 comments Thomas Jefferson measured 36 inches of snow in 1772. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER It's official: The snowfall that began wreaking havoc on Charlottesville and Albemarle County December 18-19 measures 20.5...
Late Wednesday: Amtrak's late, later, and canceled
Published on Dec 23rd, 2009
3 comments The Buckingham Branch (CSX) tracks near an Ivy-area crossing Saturday morning. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Same spot, but looking in the opposite direction on Tuesday morning. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER...
Snap: All calm on the big road
Published on Dec 23rd, 2009
1 comments After several days of turmoil, including a little pond on Monday that bred an ice event Tuesday near the Comfort Inn, Route 29 was moving smoothly enough for transportation of a small structure at 8...
New snow slideshow: Tuesday night commute
Published on Dec 22nd, 2009
1 comments It has been placed right here.
City forgives: Charlottesville delays sidewalk enforcement
Published on Dec 22nd, 2009
71 comments Unwilling to battle the snow left unshoveled by artists, a pedestrian braves Market Street at 1:21pm Tuesday. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER "Wouldn't it be great," says pedestrian advocate Kevin Cox, "if...
The commute: 8am Blackometer updates
Published on Dec 22nd, 2009
4 comments 7:49am Tuesday near Emmet on Ivy Road, where the path is still snow and ice. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER The following is an 8am update of some of the major roads in the area using the "Blackometer," the...
Snow slideshows: new one just added
Published on Dec 21st, 2009
11 comments Here's the Hook's latest slideshow of Charlottesville snow scenes. (FYI– the Newsplex is reporting that car-strewn Route 53 has finally reopened yet eastbound Hydraulic Road near K-Mart has...
Snap: Cardinal taking off
Published on Dec 21st, 2009
2 comments A cardinal takes off Saturday morning from an Ivy-area deck. –photo by Coy Barefoot
53's opened: But now City's slammed Hydraulic shut
Published on Dec 21st, 2009
33 comments Route 53– the main connection b/w Charlottesville and Fluvanna's Lake Monticello remains closed. VDOT WEBSITE 5:30am Tuesday update: the Newsplex reported yesterday afternoon that car-strewn...
Digging out: U.S. 29 open, but tricky driving
Published on Dec 20th, 2009
53 comments A stuck truck, Saturday morning on 29 southbound. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER 2:59pm update: new slideshow from Western Albemarle. (previous slideshow). According to a new release from Albemarle County...
95 sheltered: Road conditions still treacherous
Published on Dec 20th, 2009
8 comments Ivy Road Saturday near Ednam at 9:37am. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER The two Charlottesville-area shelters have nearly 100 people holed up inside, according to a morning release from Albemarle County...
Power out in parts of Crozet
Published on Dec 19th, 2009
12 comments More misery for some snowed-in Western Albemarleans: no power. Hook correspondent Lynn Jameson reports there's no juice on Miller School Road and in Cory Farms in Crozet, and that Dominion advised...