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Parts of Southwest Virginia see rare spring snowstorm

Friday - 4/5/2013, 7:13am  ET

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.


Information from: The Roanoke Times,

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