LYNCHBURG, Va. — Points east of Roanoke also saw plenty of snow Thursday, but many people in central Virginia heeded the warnings and kept their cars off the road.
In Lynchburg and on the roads of central Virginia, News 7 crews didn't see a single accident. That doesn't mean Virginia State Police had it easy, however. In the Appomattox Division, troopers had responded to more than 175 calls by noon, and close to one hundred crashes. Few involved any injuries.
Snow plows lead the assault in Bedford County. On US 460, they found slippery conditions at mid-morning, but relatively few drivers on the road.
In the City of Bedford, Jennifer Neel took aim with her snow shovel. "We just try to keep on this because... the snow plow comes through and it buries us," Neel told News 7, "so if I can keep, if we keep this cleaned up, then we don't have any icing problems."
While Neel scraped the driveway, her children, Emily, Katie and Wyatt made snow angels, and hit the hill in their own backyard.