Spring Snowstorm Blankets Loudoun; Schools Closed Thursday, Too

Most Loudouners are safely hunkered down at home today as the spring season’s first—hopefully only—snowstorm has closed schools, closed governments and cancelled most other planned events.

The storm is expected to dump 5 to 10 inches of heavy wet snow in the area.

Loudoun is on the fringe of the large nor’easter that will bury communities to the north more deeply. But it has become part of the national story of the storm (dubbed Winter Storm Toby), with the Weather Channel’s Justin Michaels providing live updates from downtown Leesburg.

Even the main highways remain snow covered this morning and residents are urged to stay home today. In addition to school and government closings, many businesses are closed and services, such as trash collection, have been suspended.

At noon today, Loudoun County Public Schools sent an alert saying that classes and all activities are cancelled tomorrow, Thursday, March 22.

Snow it expected to continue throughout the day.

[See Loudoun Now’s snow day photo gallery here.]

Black angus cattle stand with spring babies along Williams Gap Road as the snow storm arrives in Loudoun County. [Douglas Graham/Loudoun Now]

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