First snowfall of the season creates havoc

A little snow caused numerous accidents and played havoc on several holiday activities across the Northern Neck last weekend.

Friday afternoon’s snow and freezing rain mixture canceled Kilmarnock’s 39th annual Lighted Christmas Parade, which turned out to be a good call. According to Major William Webb of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department, there were eight accidents reported on county roads from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m., including two overturned vehicles. Fortunately, there were no serious injuries.

The Northern Neck received varying amounts of snowfall, from about two inches in Lancaster County to almost four in Richmond County. All area schools canceled sporting events and extracurricular activities over the weekend.