Wind Advisory in Effect This Evening; Proper Shoveling Techniques

Though the winter storm warning has been cancelled for Northern Virginia, a wind advisory is in effect until 11 p.m. tonight. Gusts of up to 50 mph are possible, with the strongest winds along and east of I-95. The winds may bring down more tree limbs and power lines and could make driving challenging, particularly in high-profile vehicles. Temperatures are expected to be above freezing tonight, but there is still a possibility of icing in some locations. If you must be out on the roads, please keep the wind and other conditions in mind and travel with caution.

Some parts of the county received very heavy, wet snow today. Anyone planning to shovel should should remember that in addition to the weight of the snow, cold weather puts an extra strain on the heart. If you have heart disease or high blood pressure, follow your doctor’s advice about shoveling snow or otherwise exerting yourself in the cold. This video offers tips and techniques for safe shoveling.