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Late-winter snow sticks in Louisa County


The late-winter storm started as rain in Louisa County, but quickly converted to snow, Sunday. With just days to go before spring officially arrives, winter has overstayed its welcome, for many.

"I'm done. I want spring and summer. I want the sun. And I want to be tan again," said Ashleigh Davis, a Louisa County High School sophomore, who is ready for the warm season.

The hit of winter weather meant yet another trip to the grocery store for many to stock up for day inside.

"We're getting some last minute things for the kids because they're going to be out of school tomorrow," said father-of-four Daniel Brown.

Even those usually first to take advantage of the snow, are beginning to realize its effect on summer break.

"My teacher said that when we keep on having snow days like this, it may add on to the end of the year. And my birthday is in the summer!" exclaimed fifth-grader Abby Brown, who doesn't want snow days cutting in to her summer birthday celebration.

Ashleigh Davis's birthday is also in the summer. That means she'll be trading in her driving permit for a license. This storm is allowing her some firsthand training in bad weather.

"It's fun. I actually just experienced driving here (to the supermarket). It's kind of scary," continued Davis.

Other drivers are loading up on last minute snow supplies at Advance Auto Parts, like wipers, scrapers, and windshield fluid. The store has only three containers of ice melt left, since much was sold during the season.

Advance Auto Parts employee Tammy Wells says car batteries are another item taking-off from shelves this winter. Wells says that's because batteries have been worn out by fluctuating temperatures.

"Definitely haven't been expecting this crazy weather that we've been having. 60 to 70 degrees ones day, snowing the next," described Wells of Virginia's often fickle weather.

VDOT crews are in action, working to treat the roads with salt and sand. Everyone is being asked to stay off the highways, unless absolutely necessary.

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