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Winter storm shuts down region


A winter storm has impacted residents of the Middle Peninsula bringing blizzard-like conditions and shutting down businesses and schools Thursday.

The storm has brought upwards of eight-plus inches of snow in some areas and wind gusts 25 miles per hour and higher, causing white-out conditions at times.

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews continue plowing and treating state-maintained roads across the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula Thursday morning after overnight snowfall, and drivers will find snow-covered, slick road conditions on most primary and secondary roads, according to a VDOT release.

Drivers are asked to stay off the roads and delay travel if possible to allow crews additional time to make progress making roads passable. High winds are contributing to drifting snow and limited visibility, especially in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula.

Prior to the winter weather, Virginia State Police responded to an accident on...

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