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Trying to make the most of winter weather

By Angela Yingling
Published On: Mar 03 2014 04:23:01 PM CST
Updated On: Mar 03 2014 05:11:34 PM CST
NORTON, Va. -

Another round of winter weather brought snow, sleet and freezing rain to the region Monday.

It was a forecast that caught the attention of the Norton, Virginia Police Department. It had extra patrols on the highway, but it turns out they weren't really needed. "We've not received any calls as of Monday morning into early afternoon to any traffic crashes in the city of Norton,” says Police Chief James Lane.

Part of the reason for the smooth traffic could be because many chose to stay home.

For the employees at Pizza King in Big Stone Gap, that translates into more deliveries. "So far today, it's been mainly deliveries. We've had about four or five pickups so far, and probably twice as many deliveries," Assistant Manager Charles Davis said Monday afternoon.

The employees at Pizza King say they welcome the business because Mondays are typically slow days.

Others are hoping this latest blast of winter is the last one for the season. "I'm ready for summer. Skip spring, bring summer on," says Roger Sloce.

Virginia State Police say the Wytheville division, which covers Southwest Virginia, responded to 19 traffic crashes on Monday.