Parts of SW Virginia See Rare Spring Snowstorm

By: Virginia AP Email
By: Virginia AP Email

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- Portions of southwest Virginia are digging out from a rare April snowstorm.

The National Weather Service says Blacksburg received nearly 7 inches of snow from Thursday's storm. Virginia Tech canceled its Thursday evening classes.

The Roanoke Times ( reports the Roanoke area had its first measurable April snow in 20 years.

The snow is expected to melt quickly with highs reaching the 60s by Sunday. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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