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The Franklin News-Post
P. O. Box 250
310 Main Street, SW
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
Fax: 540-483-8013

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Snowstorm cripples region
Most businesses, government offices closed

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

A massive snowstorm has paralyzed the region as roads remain treacherous and more snow is falling.

The expected storm hit with a fury Wednesday afternoon, quickly making driving hazardous and closing many businesses and government offices early.

U.S. 220 was clogged in both north and southbound lanes with vehicles sliding off the road and tractor-trailers having difficulty going up hills.

Some vehicles were abandoned as road crews tried to keep up with the heavy snow.

The National Weather Service said most areas received at least 10 inches Wednesday night, with some amounts reaching 14 to 16 inches.

Another inch or two as predicted for today as roads and streets remain snow covered and treacherous. Wind also picked up and the snow was sometimes mixed with sleet.

Deep drifts are not unusual.

Postal service was also canceled for today with the dangerous driving conditions and deep snow.

Distribution of the Friday edition of the News-Post will also be delayed.

Officials with the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Virginia State Police have advised residents to stay home and off the roads.

With temperatures not expected to climb above freezing today little relief is expected.

The NWS said the system, which is moving north along the East Coast, should clear the region later today. Temperatures on Friday are expected to climb only to the low 40s.

This is the largest snowstorm the area has seen in about four years.

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