The start of a winter storm creates hazardous conditions along Port Republic Road on Wednesday. The snow began falling around 6 p.m. and forecasters predict it will continue through this evening, possibly leaving 14 to 18 inches or more in its wake. (Photos by Jason Lenhart)
A VDOT truck moves road salt as officials prepare for a storm on Wednesday. Snow-removal efforts in the Valley started before the first flakes began to fall.