VDOT ready for winter weather

Clifton M. Balderson, Edinburg Residency administrator for VDOT, speaks during a news conference Monday about the department's  snow removal operations for upcoming winter months. Rich Cooley/Daily

November 12th, 2014

WHITE POST — The Virginia Department of Transportation is gearing up for winter snow and ice, officials said at a

Halloween will be wet and chilly

October 29th, 2014

The National Weather Service is recommending that trick-or-treaters take their umbrellas with them on Friday.

Rain turns area roads treacherous

October 15th, 2014

Heavy rains Wednesday morning contributed to several crashes that clogged traffic on area interstates and secondary roads.

Preparing for cooler weather

September 24th, 2014

William Jackson of Front Royal loads his wheelbarrow after splitting wood outside his McLendon Street home in Front Royal this week. Jackson was gathering his winter fuel for his wood stove inside his home. Rich Cooley/Daily

A colorful walk

July 9th, 2014

Michael Harris, on his way to his apartment, walks past a splash of color on Main Street in Front Royal on a summer afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily

Looking for bait

July 7th, 2014

Skyler Stead, 8, of Edinburg, scouts for minnows in the Shenandoah River near Woodstock. Skyler was hoping to catch the small fish and use it for fishing bait. Rich Cooley/Daily

Storm leaves a bit of a mess

July 4th, 2014

A fierce storm that blew through the region Wednesday downed trees and knocked down some electrical lines.

Tubing along

July 3rd, 2014

Armando Holloway/Vicente and his cousin Jesus Rodriguez, both 5, of Edinburg, float along the Shenandoah River near Chapman Landing in Edinburg on a hot summer afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily

A splashingly good time

July 2nd, 2014

Alan Hernandez, 3, of Winchester, cools off outside the splash pad on the Loudoun Street Mall earlier this week. Showers and thunderstorms are likely today, mainly after noon. The high will be near 86. Rich Cooley/Daily

Time to cool off

July 1st, 2014

Angie Johnson holds her son Jesse, 23 months, of Stevensville, Md., while the pair cool off outside the splash pad at Strasburg’s town pool on Tuesday. Temperatures reached the low 90s throughout the region for the first day of July. Rich Cooley/Daily

River splash

June 24th, 2014

Logan Rangel, left, and Isaiah Kagey, right, both 12 and from Mount Jackson, cool off recently in the Shenandoah River under the Meems Bottom bridge in Mount Jackson. Temperatures will remain in the mid- to high 80s through Saturday. Rich Cooley/Daily

The dog days of summer

June 23rd, 2014

Hailee Lutz, 6, center, and her brother Gavin, 2, cool off their chocolate lab Lucy outside their home west of New Market recently. Hot, humid weather is expected to return to the valley this week. Rich Cooley/Daily

Summer’s here!

June 20th, 2014

Jada Diggs, 5, of Stephens City, cools off in the Shenandoah River at Strasburg Town Park on a hot afternoon. The high today, which is the first day of summer, should reach 73, and showers are possible. Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Rich Cooley/Daily

River ride

June 18th, 2014

Jocelyn Amos, 21, of Stephens City, floats along on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River in Front Royal recently. Rich Cooley/Daily

First big heat wave reaches area

June 16th, 2014

Wilting heat flowed into the area on Monday and was expected to linger through much of the week with an increasing chance of thunderstorms over the next couple of days.

Perfect fishing weather

June 13th, 2014

Hosea Arcos of Ashburn fishes under the Shenandoah River bridge at U.S. 50 in Clarke County recently. Sunny skies and low humidity are on tap this weekend — perfect weather for outdoor activities like fishing. Rich Cooley/Daily

Fierce storm hits Strasburg

June 9th, 2014

STRASBURG — Authorities in Strasburg and Warren and Shenandoah counties reported numerous trees down, some of which toppled onto structures, as a result of a storm that swept through the area Sunday evening.

Front Royal hit hard by flooding

May 16th, 2014

Heavy rains early Friday morning led to crews from Warren County Fire and Rescue Services performing 17 rescues while responding to 38 emergency incidents.