Another morning snowfall in Hampton Roads

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Posted on January 24, 2013 at 8:01 AM

Updated Thursday, Jan 24 at 11:40 AM

GLOUCESTER - Flurries started early Thursday as the second snowfall in a week hit Hampton Roads.

In Gloucester, the first snowflakes fell around 5:00 a.m., just as many people were getting out to go to work. One woman from Mathews said it's more than just flurries in Mathews.

"It's snowing like crazy. It was really coming down. When I was coming over here to Gloucester to go to work, it was just really coming down. It was really hard to see because it was coming right at you," she said.

In Williamsburg, snowfall was light and wasn't causing issues on the road.

On the Eastern Shore, it was a different story. 13News viewers reported several inches of snow had fallen. In Accomack County, there was about two inches covering cars and yards in Parksley. Chester Hall said he noticed the snow really picking up around 4:45 a.m.

In Hampton, crews from the Department of Public Works pre-treated main roads and bridges ahead of the snowfall.  There were no problems reported early Thursday.

In Virginia Beach, there was a light dusting of snow as dawn broke. Then, around 10:14 a.m., snow started falling in earnest around 10:15 a.m. Chuck posted on Twitter "IT'S A BLIZZARD! Ok, so it's just flurries, but i think that counts in Va. Beach."

Some school districts in the 13News viewing area canceled classes or had delays, but for most areas, classes were to go on as scheduled.

13News Meteorologist Craig Moeller says another fast moving system could bring snow showers or mixed precipitation Friday afternoon and evening.

The City of Suffolk's Department of Public Works Roadway Maintenance crews is pre-treating overpasses and bridges from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Thurssday.

Dominion Power said it's not had any trouble keeping up with demand as people turn up the heat. The winter customer demand peak record is 18,079 megawatts, set at 8 a.m. on Feb. 6, 2007. This week has been well below that, said spokeswoman Bonita Harris.

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