A surprise early-season snowfall brought anywhere from 4-6 inches of snowfall to much of Gloucester County on Sunday, although most parts of Mathews did not even get a dusting.
The snow, which was forecast to bring mainly rainfall to the Middle Peninsula, was a challenge to motorists who found themselves in treacherous road conditions. Slightly warmer temperatures in Mathews kept the precipitation mostly rain, while snowflakes did not stick.
School children in Gloucester enjoyed an unexpected snow day on Monday as many roadways were still covered from the previous day’s snowfall.
On Sunday evening, both Gloucester and Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue squads reported that they were responding to numerous accidents and fire calls. Both squads posted on their social media pages, urging residents to stay home if at all possible.
GVFRS chief J.D. Clements said the company had so many calls that came in Sunday afternoon that he didn’t even have a final count. He...
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