Good morning RVA: Did you survive?

The snow has fallen, school has cancelled, and now we’re all trapped inside for the foreseeable future. Happy Thursday!

It’s 34 °F outside, and if you’re reading this you’ve survived the first part of The Great Snow of 2014. Congratulations. However there’s more to come…

Throughout the day the sky will continue to spit rain, freezing rain, ice pellets, and other forms of solid or semisolid water. Everything’s coated in a nice layer of ice, which will probably lead to some downed power lines and power outrages.

At some point in the evening things will switch over to snow again. Get excited.

Snow info to know

Also, since I know you’re going to be Instagraming the crap out of the snow today, make sure you tag your photos with #rvanews!

Olympics watch

It’s been a big 24 hours for Team USA in the Olympics; they’ve picked up five more medals, including two golds, for a total of 12. That puts Team USA tied for first with Norway! The full list of medals can be found here.

Medal events today include: men’s slopestyle skiing, women’s 10k cross country skiing, women’s 500m short track, women’s 1000m speed skating, men’s 20km (!) individual biathlon, and team relay luge.

Water cooler

Despite unfavorable conditions outside, VCU Ram fans packed the Siegel Center last night creating unfavorable conditions inside for the visiting Colonials of George Washington. Rams win, 92-75.

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The Spiders also picked up a big win at Duquesne–their second since losing both of their seniors in the same week.

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The northern part of Virginia has attached GPS doohickeys to their snow plows are offering a real-time feed of their locations. How cool!

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Derek Jeter has decided to retire after this season.

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Comcast will buy Time Warner for $45 billion, combining the two largest US cable companies into…the double largest cable company?

Photo by: photofarmer

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Ross Catrow

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