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Posted at 3:44 PM ET, 12/27/2010

Va. Guard rescues six trapped by snow

By Associated Press
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Deep snow during Snowmageddon earlier this year. (By Jon Robeson)

The Virginia National Guard has rescued six people trapped by snow in the Eastern Shore area.

The Guard said three people were trapped in a car for more than four hours in the Onanock area before they were rescued about 6:30 a.m. Monday. Soldiers took them to a local shelter.

Soldiers also rescued an adult and two children who were stranded on a side street in the Cape Charles area Monday morning. They were taken to a local hotel.

In Hampton Roads, schools, government offices, courts and military facilities were closed Monday because of the winter storm that hammered parts of Virginia.

Dominion Virginia Power says more than 950 customers have no electricity, including about 550 in Northern Virginia.

By Associated Press  | December 27, 2010; 3:44 PM ET
Categories:  Virginia  
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Comments

It really is irresponsible journalism to post a photo of another storm in a weather story!

That said, it's nice to have at least a little coverage of the eastern shore of Virginia!

Posted by: dottie_b | December 27, 2010 5:26 PM | Report abuse

They will likely find some people who died of carbon monoxide poisoning when their tailpipes were covered with snow and the exhaust filled the passenger compartment.

Posted by: blasmaic | December 27, 2010 5:55 PM | Report abuse

They will likely find some people who died of carbon monoxide poisoning when their tailpipes were covered with snow and the exhaust filled the passenger compartment.

Posted by: blasmaic | December 27, 2010 5:56 PM | Report abuse

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