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Watches & Warnings

Winter Storm Warning
Issued: 11:19 AM EDT Mar. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until noon EDT Sunday...

* what... heavy mixed precipitation ongoing. Light to moderate
intensity snow will continue before changing to sleet, freezing
rain and then cold rain by afternoon. Rain will change back to
sleet or freezing rain later tonight. Total snow accumulations
of 3 to 6 inches, with localized amounts up to 9 inches, and ice
accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch are expected.

* Where... in Virginia, Grayson County. In North Carolina, Ashe,
Alleghany NC and Watauga counties.

* When... until noon EDT Sunday.

* Additional details... plan on difficult travel conditions. Be
prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet
and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible. The latest
Road conditions for the state you are calling from can be
obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Special Statement
Issued: 10:12 AM EDT Mar. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Deteriorating travel conditions expected to begin late this

At 1000 am, a band of moderate-intensity snow has begun to
overspread the North Carolina high country northward into the
Grayson Highlands and mountain Empire of Virginia. Through noon,
this band of moderate snow will move northeast toward the I-77
corridor, while transitioning to a mix of snow and sleet in
Tazewell and Smyth counties and into the high country of North

Snow will begin to accumulate on Road surfaces with visibilities
as low as one-half mile, leading to deteriorating travel
conditions. An inch or two of snow on grassy surfaces can be
expected through noon.

Motorists should be aware of very difficult travel beginning to
develop through these areas. If travel is necessary, drive slowly
and cautiously.