Wintry mix ices any attempts to accomplish much on Saturday

More than 4,000 power outages in Floyd County make things worse. Regional basketball final postponed...again

More than 4,000 power outages reported in Floyd County this Saturday with limbs weighted down from freeing rain and sleet causing more and more outages. Appalachian Power says their system has more than 23,000 outages throughout the area.

The Region 2C game between the Floyd County High School Buffaloes and Radford Bobcats moved from Friday night to 1 p.m. Saturday was postponed again with the new date undetermined.

Accidents are reported in several locations in Floyd County and surrounding communities. Temperatures in the county remain right at freezing as icy sections continue to hamper motorists.

In other words, conditions are still a mess.

Reports weather guru Kevin Myatt at The Roanoke Times:

Temperatures have risen above freezing in much of the lower elevations of the Roanoke Valley, but ice continues to accumulate in other areas around, the typical patchwork of below-freezing and just-above-freezing temperatures that develop in our region in a borderline ice setup. The worst ice, as expected, is south and east of Roanoke, with an estimated 170,000 customers without power statewide, including more than 8,000 each in Franklin and Henry counties and more than 4,000 in Floyd County.  Colder temperatures are more deeply pooled in some of the Piedmont counties with heavier freezing rain continuing. Damaging ice amounts will continue this afternoon in much of Southside and Central Virginia with some lessening of precipitation with time, and temperatures edging above freezing, from the Roanoke areas south and west.

Developing story…more to come.

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