Winter Weather and Blizzards

NWS: Williamsburg is snowfall epicenter

NWS: Williamsburg is snowfall epicenter

A foot of snow in Williamsburg is unusual, but not unheard of.

Between the first flakes Friday night to late afternoon Saturday, 12.5 inches of snow blanketed Williamsburg — the largest amount recorded throughout Virginia — after a winter storm swept through large portions of the state.

The storm's toll on the area persists into this week. While main thruways are clear, neighborhood streets are still slick with slush and ice. Businesses and government offices were closed Monday and Williamsburg-James City County and York County schools are closed again Wednesday.

The 12.5 inches accumulated in one day is 3.5 inches more than Williamsburg normally averages for a...