March 17, 2014
Snow will continue overnight through early afternoon Monday. The heaviest period of snow is expected between midnight and sunrise. Accumulations will be in the 2- 8" range with more possible in higher elevations. The Northern Valley should expect 2"-5"+ while the Southern Valley should expect 4"-8"+. Roads will become snow covered and slippery. Travel will become dangerous, especially overnight when temperatures are below freezing. Dangerous travel will continue through the morning commute Monday.
There's more bad news for workers at the Staunton Correctional Center.
Tuesday night, the Middle River Regional Jail Authority voted to stop considering the Staunton facility as a future regional jail.
Jail officials say the cost of operating the Staunton jail would be too high, compared to the cost of a new facility.
"The regional jail board voted to recommend to the govern bodies that the Staunton Correctional Center not be used as a regional jail because it would cost an additional $27 million over the first six years of operation compared to the new facility we plan to build," said Staunton City Manager Bob Stripling.
A final vote on the Staunton facility is still required by Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County.