Lunenburg Escapes Jonas Relatively Unscathed

   Written by on February 1, 2016 at 11:40 am

By Brian Nowlin, Staff Writer

LUNENBURG – Lunenburg got the expected snow from Winter Storm Jonas this past Friday and Saturday, but escaped relatively unscathed as only a few minor accidents and storm-related damage incidents were reported.

Garage collapseWith snowfall totals predicted to range from 6”- 24”, Lunenburg received around 10” of accumulation that included several hours of heavy sleet mixed in with snow most of Friday and Saturday. One Richmond area media outlet had a location in Lunenburg reaching 16” of snow, but most areas stayed in the 8”-10” range.

Awning collapseHigh winds were expected on Saturday, but the area saw only minor gusts and, despite the heavy snow, there were no reported outages on map indicators for Dominion Virginia Power or Southside Electric in Lunenburg County.

Outside of one Monday morning wreck in Victoria there were only two small accidents reported during the weekend and both of those saw vehicles simply sliding off the road without incident.

There were also a few locations that sustained damage from the weight of the snow as one business in Kenbridge saw their awning collapse and some other small structures such as carports succumbed to the heavy snowfall amounts.

Despite Lunenburg being spared, Winter Storm Jonas was not as easy in other areas where prolific amounts of snow topped out near 42” in West Virginia and at least 14 states saw areas get more than a foot of snow from the storm.

The snow storm saw kids getting a few extra days off from school, and many families getting some extra time together in their homes, but left the area without any major incidents.

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