Winter weather impact minimal for rest of this week

Fresh off of the winter weather that wreaked havoc last week, area residents were treated to freezing rain overnight Sunday.

The rain resulted in icy patches on various secondary roadways in the counties of Shenandoah, Warren, Page and Frederick on Monday.  Shenandoah, Warren, Page and Clarke county schools opened two hours late Monday morning, while Frederick County Schools were closed.

Warren and Shenandoah County public schools have announced a two-hour delay for today.

The Virginia Department of Transportation reported that conditions on secondary roads in the area on Monday morning were “minor to moderate.”

“It’s that type of situation where, if you have an air pocket or something under the roads, you’re probably going to have a slick spot,” said Sandy Myers, VDOT officer of communications.

Ken Slack, communications specialist for VDOT, said  roads were “a lot more clear” around 11 a.m. than they were at 4:15 a.m.

Today is expected to be partly sunny, with a high near 30 and low around 16.  Temperatures are expected to rise by Friday, when a high of 42 degrees is forecast.

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Contact staff writer Kevin Green at 540-465-5137 ext. 155, or kgreen@nvdaily.com