Storm brings heavy rain to Va and NC

Storm brings heavy rain to Va and NC

After the storm

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Associated Press

Posted on December 26, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 1 at 2:55 PM

Raleigh (AP) -- A storm system has brought a lot of rain but not too much severe weather to North Carolina.

But forecasters say there is still a chance of strong storms and even tornadoes Wednesday afternoon east of Interstate 95.

The same system that brought dozens of tornadoes to the Southeast on Christmas Day was moving across North Carolina, bringing mostly heavy rain and gusty winds. Charlotte had 1.70 inches of rain, while some trees were reported blown down in the Piedmont.

Transportation officials reported the heavy rain hadn't caused major problems on the state's roads. North Carolina Ferry officials warn the storms could disrupt service and asked travels to call ahead.

The Virginia State Police is responding to crashes in central Virginia as winter weather moving through the area has made for slick road conditions.

Officials say the majority of crashes along Interstates 64 and 81 in Augusta, Nelson and Albemarle counties on Wednesday have not resulted in injuries.

Most of the crashes have involved damage to vehicles after drivers have lost control, sliding off the road into ditches, embankments, guardrails and one another.

Police have extended trooper shifts and have called in additional troopers to respond to crashes to handle the increase in calls for service.

Officials remind motorists to make safety a priority as road conditions will worsen as temperatures drop through the evening and overnight.

Air travel has also been difficult for many post-holiday travelers, with many flights being delayed or canceled. 

US Airways is waiving their $150 change fee for people headed to some destinations. Click here for more information.

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