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Snow Storm: Virginia & Maryland conditions

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ABC7 is on the road in Virginia and Maryland to bring you the very latest snowfall estimates and driving conditions across the area.

VIRGINIA

"It's the heaviest, wet snow I've ever seen in my life, and I grew up in northwest Pennsylvania, so I can tell you. I'm used to this," said Warrenton resident Tom Gay.

Neighbors spent Wednesday helping each other clean up the mess again and again.

The storm caused serious problems throughout Fauquier, Culpeper and neighboring counties.

Thousands of Dominion Virginia Power customers were without power Wednesday afternoon thanks to heavy snow weighing down trees, which then fell onto power lines. .

Virginia State Police responded to over 2,000 calls for service statewide, including a tractor trailer that jack-knifed on I-66 West around 8:30 Wednesday morning.

On smaller roads, plow driver Jerry Sechrist says while the roads may be in bad shape, he is not.

"I'm in a heated tractor, so I'm comfortable," he added.

MARYLAND

In Maryland, ABC7’s Suzanne Kennedy is keeping a close eye on Connecticut Avenue. At noon in Chevy Chase, snow was falling at a good pace, but it wasn’t sticking to the grass or roads because the temperature was above freezing.

Salt trucks have been treating the roads in a effort to keep everything clear and safe. Even though the roads are in good condition, drivers are still urged to be cautious.

In Clarksburg, gusty winds and snow are causing problems for drivers and power crews. ABC7’s Brianne Carter says traffic is moving along, but there are plenty of slick spots to keep drivers on their toes. 

Power crews are dealing with heavy snow that's accumulating on trees and power lines.

 

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