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VA National Guard returns to normal routine after assisting with snow response

Posted at 7:39 PM, Mar 01, 2015

Sandston, Va. - The Virginia National Guard wrapped up their snow operations today.

More than 125 soldiers and airmen have been working for weeks with law enforcement and emergency response crews in the southwest part of the Commonwealth to deliver food, water, and medicine to citizens who could not get to it because of the winter weather.

The soldiers also worked to remove snow and ice from roadways and to rescue people who were stuck in their homes.

This is after Governor Terry McAullife declared a state of emergency on February 26th.

Some of those same soldiers and airmen worked at Tangier Island a few weeks to break ice around the area. While there, they also assisted in delivering food and water to residents when the freezing temperatures made it impossible for regular deliveries.