(WSET) — Gov. Ralph Northam Friday issued a State of Emergency in anticipation of this weekend's significant winter storm.
“We expect this storm to have a significant impact in many parts of Virginia,” Gov. Northam said. “Declaring a state of emergency now allows our emergency responders to prepare, and to move supplies and equipment where they expect to need them the most. This also gives Governor-elect Youngkin the ability to respond to any storm needs swiftly. I urge Virginians to take this storm seriously and make preparations now.”
Winter Storm Watches are in place and are expected to be upgraded to Winter Storm Warnings Saturday by the National Weather Service.
In our listening area, snow totals will range from a couple of inches to possibly up to 15.
Northam's emergency declaration comes as parts of the Commonwealth are still dealing with the fallout from last week's winter storms, which left in their wake power outages and significant debris.
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