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Carrying on

David Offman delivers the mail along his route on West King Street in Strasburg on Wednesday. Light snow fell during the afternoon, but did not accumulate.  Rich Cooley/Daily

January 16th, 2015

David Offman delivers the mail along his route on West King Street in Strasburg on Wednesday. Light snow fell during the afternoon, but did not accumulate. Rich Cooley/Daily

Big chill

Cody Miller, 14, left, and Daniel McMullan, 15, right, walk across the snow- and ice-covered walkway on South Holliday Street in Strasburg on Thursday as temperatures hovered around the 20-degree mark. Shenandoah and Warren county schools were on a two-hour delay Thursday due to the cold weather.  Rich Cooley/Daily

January 9th, 2015

Wintry conditions responsible for chilly temperatures and 2 inches of snowfall have had a major impact on residents and area services.

Vehicles need extra care in winter

Wiper blades can take a beating in the winter weather. This is a standard blade, but a winter blade will yield better performance. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 8th, 2015

During the winter, the main problems motorists face are torn windshield wipers, blown tires and difficulty turning the engine over on cold mornings.

Storm impacts region’s roads

Mary Sofia, left, and Gwen Shuck, right, both 8, slide down the bank outside Warren County Middle School in Front Royal on Tuesday.   Rich Cooley/Daily

January 6th, 2015

The first snowstorm of the New Year that dumped 2 or more inches and prompted area public school closures also caused some headaches on valley roads on Tuesday.

Wintry weather rolls back into area

Allen Gochenour, lead electrician for Ortts Electric Service in Edinburg, left, and his helper Josh Giouard, right, install this snowman on top of the Woodstock Shopping Center on Monday as a storm system starts to move in. Rich Cooley/Daily

December 2nd, 2014

On the heels of the season’s first snowstorm, some parts of the Northern Shenandoah Valley could see more winter weather this week. Rain and sleet should start to fall tonight, and then freezing rain on Tuesday.

Wife of former inmate settles lawsuit

November 27th, 2014

The wife of a former jail inmate who suffered near-fatal seizures while he was in custody at the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center in Winchester has been awarded $2.7 million in a lawsuit settled in U.S. District Court in Roanoke.

First snow hits with cold reality

Stanton Strother clears off the sidewalk in front of his house on King Street in Strasburg on Wednesday. Strother said he was “getting too old for this” and “it’s time to head down to the Caribbean.” Henry Culvyhouse/Daily

November 27th, 2014

The area muddled through its first shoe-top-covering snowfall of the year Wednesday with the usual treacherous driving conditions slowing traffic and contributing to numerous accidents.

Public schools closed today

November 26th, 2014

Area public schools are closed today – some due to inclement weather and others due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Snowfall may hit before holiday

November 24th, 2014

Residents of the Shenandoah Valley could see a white Thanksgiving this year, according to the latest forecast from the National Weather Service.

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.