Floyd Countians began digging out Saturday as the worst snowstorm in more than a decade moved northward, leaving a foot-and-a-half or more in the area and even more elsewhere.

Those who ventured out found the main roads passable but many secondary routes covered with drifting snow and untouched by snow plows.

In Floyd, few businesses opened. Food Lion and Slaughters served those who needed last minute staples while Pizza Inn displayed the only open light among restaurants.  Floyd X-Press Mart, West-End Market and E-Z Stop were open as well.

At Farmers Supply, Janice Yearout Patton held fort but told those looking for snow shovels that she had sold all but the smaller, flat-blade models. She also sold a room full of sleds on Friday before the storm started.

Mark Warren was out of his bicycle, making a run to the post office.

Some reports from Indian Valley said up to 27 inches of snow fell. Blackburg reported 14 inches, Radford 13. We had 14 inches at our house with drifts up to 25 inches.

The National Weather Service predicts winds and freezing temperatures tonight, meaning even more problems on Sunday.