Martinsville-Henry County saw some of the first snowflakes from this storm.
The temperatures here are a little lower than we originally projected.
That means we're not seeing the widespread power outages so far that were originally feared.
The lighter snow is both easier to plow and if it doesn't hang on those power lines, that's even better news. We still saw plenty of cars left abandoned on Routes 58 and 220. The plows were having a hard time getting right down to the pavement.
Cars that did venture out weren't having too much difficulty getting around, even though emergency officials want people to stay off the roads. We caught up with a few Henry County residents earlier today who were following good advice and making plans to stay in.
“I feel prepared for just about anything,” Heather Hollandsworth said. “We've got batteries and flashlights and things of that nature, our power tends to go out fairly frequently in weather like this so hopefully we can just get under some covers and stay with our cats and hang out.”
The head of emergency services in Martinsville hasn't activated his Emergency Operations Center yet, mainly because things are going so well.