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Governor McAuliffe declares state of emergency ahead of Virginia snowstorm

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Posted at 1:52 PM, Feb 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-16 13:52:44-05

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe will declare a state of emergency at 3 p.m. ahead of a snowstorm bears down on Virginia.

“The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) is coordinating conference calls between the National Weather Service, state agencies and local governments,” VDEM posted on Facebook. “The Virginia Department of Transportation is treating roads in some parts of the Commonwealth, and crews will be out in full force for snow removal as the storm arrives. Roads with the highest traffic volumes are cleared first. VDOT has adequate supplies for this storm.”

“Only travel if absolutely necessary,” VDEM advised. “Roads can become very hazardous very quickly. Always wear a seatbelt, and know road conditions before you leave.”

This is a developing story.