Williamsburg sees snowy conditions

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) – Erin Kelly drove through Williamsburg Monday as sleet, ice and snow moved through the area.

The City of Williamsburg closed at 10 a.m. Officials said four crews were out putting a salt/sand mixture on roads, bridges and overpasses before noon.

All evening parks and recreation activities were canceled and trash pick-up for the rest of the day was as well.

WAVY News’ Erin Kelly spoke with some residents and motorists in the area.

“The roads are good right now because the roads are warm and it’s not slippery at all,” James Claiborne told WAVY.com around noon. “I don’t know what it’s going to look like at 4 p.m., so I’m not going too far from home.”

Claiborne said he couldn’t believe the change in conditions from Sunday to Monday. “It was a beautiful day yesterday, and today, it’s different. That’s what I love about winter. You get all kinds of temperatures,” Claiborne said.

As the snow increased, conditions on the roads worsened. 10 On Your Side saw two vehicles that went into ditches. Virginia State Police reported no injuries. Williamsburg Police said officers responded to six crashes. James City County Fire Department said crews there worked 16 crashes.

Teresa Rudy of New Kent County said driving conditions were nerve wracking. “You can hear it under your tires crunch. It’s bad. It makes me nervous because I drive a real big truck,” Rudy said.

 

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