Storm Update: At the Two-Foot Mark

Midway through a winter storm of historic proportions, most Loudouners remained safely hunkered down at home.

Loudoun County has declared a local state of emergency and all government facilities will be closed at least through Sunday.

The forecasts of a record-breaking snowfall are proving true—some areas of the county reported totals of 20 inches this morning, with the possibility of another 10 inches piling on today.

Warnings of widespread power outages, fortunately, so far have not played out. At 11 a.m. Saturday, Dominion Virginia Power was reporting that only five Loudoun customers were without electricity and NOVEC reported one outage.

The central message from public safety authorities remains the same: Stay home and off the roads.

It’s not likely that many could get on the roads if they tried. While crews worked through the night to keep the highways and main roads passable, it is expected to be several days before neighborhood streets are cleared.

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