HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) - Governor Bob McDonnell has issued a state of emergency as a winter storm moves through the Commonwealth, and Hampton Roads is also feeling the effects.
The storm is forecasted to dump about five to 11 inches of snow across Virginia by Wednesday night. Super Doppler 10 Meteorologist Jeremy Wheeler said portions of Isle of Wight County, Suffolk and up toward Williamsburg could see a dusting to one inch of snow. The metro could see nothing at all or just a dusting.
The risk of minor tidal flooding from the storm system remains in effect for most of the area.
Snow began to fall late Tuesday in Virginia, hitting some areas hard and causing power outages. Bonita Harris with Dominion Virginia Power told WAVY.com 4,200 employees statewide were working on the storm effort focused on northern and western Virginia.
Crews from Hampton Roads are aiding in the restoration process. Harris said 12 bucket trucks and 262 workers from the area were sent out to weather the storm.
Back in Hampton Roads, power going out was not expected to be a big concern, but Wednesday evening, a large tree knocked out power to thousands of customers in Virginia Beach.
Those traveling by air are finding their flights canceled. Norfolk International Airport said flights to Baltimore, Washington and Philadelphia were canceled or delayed due to the storm.
The Virginia Department of Transportation says the heaviest accumulations occurred in the western part of the Commonwealth near the Blue Ridge Mountains, with 33" reported in Greene County. Roadways are snow-covered and slick in the Staunton and Culpeper areas.
Police say a 2-year-old and a 23-year-old Navy sailor based in Virginia were killed in a crash on Interstate 64 in southern Indiana near Corydon.
A pet adoption discount is helping animals in Hampton Roads find new homes.
Newport News police officers are in the middle of a massive operation to get wanted criminals out of the neighborhoods. They are rounding up everyone who has an outstanding warrant.
Hampton Roads Transit customers could see higher fares to ride the bus, light rail and ferry.
Running a red light could cost you a hefty fine, even if an officer doesn't pull you over. Cameras are going up at intersections across Hampton Roads, and the most recent went live Monday in downtown Norfolk.
Some local families who lost a loved one during active duty military service boarded a special flight out of Norfolk Thursday morning.
Thousands of EMTs and paramedics checked their bank accounts Thursday for one last scheduled payment from the company that suddenly laid them off, but found nothing.