This morning brought the first snow of the year to the Charlottesville area. Just about an inch fell, but it has made an absolute mess of the roads. Lots of roads are closed off, including Earlysville Road, part of High Street, and many roads are backed up for miles. (The 250 Bypass took some motorists over an hour to travel this morning.) Accidents abound, notably the trailer that blocked all of 29 south, up by Airport Road. Schools are cancelled, in many cases requiring that the already-picked up students be shipped back home. Areas east and south of us really got dumped on; just north, in Free Union, not so much of a flake was seen.