Feb. 26 snow notebook: What's happening in greater Williamsburg

Although it's too early to tell whether school will be delayed or closed on Friday, one Williamsburg-James City Schools official said there appeared to be no major problems with the buildings themselves.

"We had no issues at our facilities caused by the snow or cold," Marcellus Snipes, senior director for operations, said in an email to the Gazette. "A few roof leaks, but no busted pipes. We let the heat run all day instead of shutting it off nightly."

Early on, the snowfall kept police departments and fire crews on a steady stream of calls.

James City Fire Department spokesman Miles Pettengill said in an email that as of 8:41 Thursday morning, the department responded to 10 calls since the start of the snowfall last night. That total included three motor vehicle crashes on the interstate with no injuries, one call for a tree limb on a power line and six routine medical calls. He said it's in line with what the department normally receives, regardless of the snow.

Meanwhile, the Virginia State Police announced between midnight and 8 a.m., they responded to 79 crashes and 46 disabled vehicles in the region that includes the Peninsula.

As of 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Williamsburg Area Transit Authority is currently not running buses due to unsafe driving conditions.



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