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The winter storm that dropped a record one-day snowfall in Roanoke has moved out, but the recovery is far from over.The 15 inches of snowfall Sunday was the biggest single-day snow storm since the National Weather Service started keeping Roanoke records more than a century ago. Other storms have dropped more snow, but none of them did so to this extent in one day.
Many roadways across much of the region are listed in “moderate” condition, which means they are generally snow or ice-covered. Many others are placed in the “minor” category, indicating generally clear conditions but with snowy or icy patches.
Many flights are getting into and out of Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport today, but not all — especially those to or from Charlotte. If you have air travel plans today, you should check with your airline before heading to the airport.
As of mid-morning Monday, Appalachian Power reports almost 16,000 Virginia homes, businesses and other customers still in the dark. The utility has not yet indicated when it expects full service to be restored.