Winter weather

Danville and Pittsylvania County schools are closed Monday, Jan. 13 after snow and ice passed through the area.

City and county officials are also reporting power outages throughout the area.

“We still have approximately a 1000 without power. Dominion say approximately 600 of those are northeast of Gretna and due to main line down.  They have a crew working on that.  Dominion hoped to have a majority of customers restored by 11pm,” Pittsylvania County Emergency Services Director Chris Slemp said.

Danville utility crews continue their work to restore power outages.

“[Danville Utilities] is being assisted by four crews from High Point, N.C., which arrived early this afternoon. We have about 300 outages scattered in several areas of Pittsylvania County, and also Henry and Halifax counties. Three feeder circuits have gone offline during the day. These circuits served portions of Mount Hermon, Blairs, Laurel Grove and Dry Fork. All three circuits are back in service. Few outages have occurred today within Danville city limits,” public information officer Arnold Hendrix said.

The National Weather Service reports patchy light freezing drizzle could occur into tonight, resulting in areas of icing, especially on bridges and overpasses.

VDOT advises commuters Monday should clear their vehicles completely of snow and ice.

Additionally, motorists should be prepared for refreezing and patchy spots Monday.

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