Bluefield, Va. —
Twenty years to the date of the Great Blizzard of 1993, powerful snow squalls are moving through the Bluefield and Princeton areas creating limited visibility.
Snow is still falling in Bluefield — and visibility is limited at times. Scanner traffic is indicating accidents, and vehicle delays, along U.S. Route 52 and U.S. Route 460.
Chris Fisher, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Blacksburg, Va., said the snow squalls will continue through today.
“This is basically the type of pattern we are in today,” Fisher said. “We are going to have these little short spurts of snow. It’s not accumulating a lot, but it is lowering visibility drastically when you get these little bursts of snow.”
No watches or warnings have been issued by the National Weather Service.
“It’s no blizzard like we had 20 years ago,” Fisher said.
Several accidents were reported Wednesday. Traffic was stopped on U.S. Route 52 Wednesday afternoon above Bluefield State College following a two-car wreck where a vehicle struck a cliff.
According to Patrolman K.L Adams of the Bluefield Police Department, the driver of an Aramark van lost control of his vehicle due to icy conditions and struck the side of the cliff. The female driver of a red Lexus was also unable to stop due to road conditions and struck the rear end of the van, Adams said. No injuries were reported.