Feb. 2012: Second snowfall leaves a dusting to several inches on parts of Hampton Roads



Posted on May 16, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 11 at 1:36 AM

NEWPORT NEWS -- There was no snow or a few inches on the ground early Monday, depending on where in Hampton Roads you live.

Mary Cuper says there's about three inches of snow where she lives near the Williamsburg Pottery.

Some residents woke up to scenes that could be on postcards.

"It's beautiful," said Tyrone Jarvis. "I guess if you're on your way to work, it's just enough. IF you were home, I'd like to have a little bit more snow. But I'm not complaining."

Photos sent in by 13News viewers show the snow was falling late Sunday night from Williamsburg to Newport News.

"A couple of inches is good. A foot and a half is too much," adds Donna Shifler-Jones.

There was a dusting of snow in Newport News - enough to cover the windshields on vehicles along J. Clyde Morris Blvd.

Newport News Public Works crews had four vehicles on the road overnight spreading a salt and sand mixture.

A few crews in Suffolk were doing the same thing, although the city overall had a dusting of snow.

VDOT had 16 trucks out on Southside and 12 truck working on the Peninsula apply abrasives to roads by 6:00 a.m. Monday

One 13News viewer wrote on our Facebook page, "I live in the Military Circle are in Norfolk and we didn t see a drop of snow! I feel cheated (with a sad face)."

A winter weather advisory for the Eastern Shore expired at 5:00 a.m.

A National Weather Service meteorologist Blacksburg said Sunday that 5 to 8 inches of snow had fallen in the Blue Ridge Mountains, while about 3 to 6 inches had fallen on the Piedmont region.

Virginia State Police had responded to about 350 crashes by early Sunday evening.

The storm also brought wet snow to parts of Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina and West Virginia. Dominion Power's Website shows several hundred people without power. In the James City County and New Kent County areas, the storm caused the power to go out. In Va. Beach, the Dominion Website says a downed power line has caused some outages.

Monday is Presidents' Day, so most school sytems are closed, but there are some delays for schools that are open or schools that require employees to report.

Associated Press contributed to this report.