News Maker Kemp Miller on valley weather

In an email Governor Youngkin declared a state of emergency in advance of today’s Jan. 28’s storm.

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) confirmed in an email it has begun treating roads.

Schools have dismissed early Jan. 28 too.

We spoke with Meteorologist Kemper Miller about the storm and what will happen in our area in our latest news maker.

The good news is brought to you by The Town of Front Royal.

Kemp explains what we will likely receive this weekend Jan. 28-30 and that it will get cold.

He also explains why the valley is so hard to predict weather for.

Kemp offers an interesting Weatherwise podcast the first Monday of each month right here.

Click here for Kemp’s interview.

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New traffic pattern starts Mon. 1/31 in Stephens City

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The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) in an email announced a new traffic pattern begins Mon. Jan. 31 in Stephens City.

First the traffic signal will be removed from the Aylor Rd. Fairfax Pike intersection.

The newly constructed section of Aylor Rd. will be open on Mon. Jan. 31.

Motorist need to be aware that you will find dedicated right and left turn lanes for turning on to Aylor Rd. or Stickley Dr..

Again the changes go into effect Mon. Jan. 31 use caution in those areas as drivers adjust.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.

Winchester and Front Royal snow removal requirements

The City of Winchester posted on social media and the Town of Front Royal sent a reminder about snow and ice removal.

Both localities remind residents and business owners that it is their responsibility to keep sidewalks clear of snow and ice in front of their homes and businesses.

Both municipalities have codes on the subject some with timelines.

There are codes from both Winchester and Front Royal that state that there are fines possible for those who don’t comply.

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WPD vehicle is rear ended while conducting a traffic stop

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A social post from the Winchester Police Department (WPD) shows an accident as it happens.

While conducting a traffic stop on Meadow Branch Avenue the vehicle the two Officers were in was rear ended by another.

The driver of the offending vehicle was 77 year old Donald Gregory of Winchester.

Gregory has been charged with reckless driving as his vehicle struck the police vehicle and rolled onto it’s side.

Fortunately there were no injuries reported in the incident.

Authorities are reminding motorist that it is the law to slow down and move over when emergency lights are in use as was the case yesterday.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.

REC is prepared for potential outages

In an email from Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) they confirmed they are ready for outages.

The potential of a strong winter storm is expected today Jan. 28 bringing wet snow, strong winds and cold temperatures to the region.

Some areas will be hit harder then others in both Virginia it is likely that the northeast will be hardest hit.

REC already have crews on standby for any potential outages in the areas they serve.

The cooperative has materials like poles, transformers and fuses at the ready for immediate dispatch when needed.

REC is urging members to prepare before the storm hits as well.

You will find a great deal of information to prepare at myrec.coop.

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News Maker Lt. Robbie Seal on new equipment at WCSO

Warren County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) has had new equipment become available to help protect children and seniors.

We spoke with WCSO’s Lt. Robbie Seal about the new equipment in our latest news maker segment.

The good news is brought to you by The Town of Front Royal.

Robbie explains how the new equipment was donated by the Front Royal Moose.

He tells us how the equipment can help protect both seniors and children.

Robbie also tells us where the equipment will be found in the future.

Click here for Robbie’s interview.

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