Residents Of The Southeast Dig Out

ATLANTA (January 18, 2013)—Residents of parts of the Southeast were digging out Friday after a winter storm dumped snow on the region and played a role in at least one death.

In Virginia, the areas hardest hit Thursday and Friday are in the southwest, where the National Weather Service says 13 inches fell in Giles County, while Grayson County and the Galax area received about a foot.

Road crews in that part of the state were out in force early Friday to plow and treat roads.

Hardest hit was Interstate 77.

The highway still has snow cover and there are reports of disabled vehicles along the roadway.

While the winter storm wasn't as severe as initially feared, icy roads remained a concern Friday morning and some school systems decided to open late.


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