Dark skies

Storm clouds move in over Massies Corner on Monday afternoon, bringing torrential rain and high winds that took out more than a few trees, hundreds of households’ electric power and the county’s emergency paging system.

Betsy Brooker

The Blizzard of 2016

Even the geese saw this one coming, as flocks of a dozen or so merged into strings a hundred strong, fleeing the white wall of snow that had faded the Blue Ridge to the West on Friday by about 10:30 a.m., soaring high over frozen ponds in Washington. […]

A male goldfinch adds color to a Monday breakfast. Photo by Betsy Brooker.

Roads still snow-covered in Central Virginia

A good day to stay home, if possible. VDOT says I-64, I-66 and primary highways in its nine-county Culpeper District are still snow-covered, and secondary roads are mostly in what VDOT calls “severe” condition, with deep snow accumulated and in some cases packed down on the road surface.