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Winter storm's impacts add up

Winter storm's impacts add up

WILLIAMSBURG — One good thing about this weekend's snow storm: It happened in January. One bad thing: It happened on a weekend.

Harsh storms can slow travel to a crawl, but how much did the winter storm last weekend hurt the area's economy?

"It is very difficult to assess with any accuracy," said Karen Riordan, president & CEO of the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance.

"We know events like Cabaret & Cocktails at the Lodge and Williamsburg Has Talent, at the Kimball Theater, were both canceled, but will be rescheduled," she said. "Some lodging and restaurants and retail may have lost customers, but I have also been...

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