If you are a state employee that is given the green light to take unscheduled leave or to work from home Wednesday, you'll have Governor McDonnell to thank.
Tuesday afternoon, he asked state agencies to be generous with leave time because of the impended winter storm. More workers are manning phones and being ready to deploy from the Virginia Emergency Operations Center from Wednesday morning and for as long as the storm lasts. Virginia State Police say troopers and selected civilian staff are also prepared to work longer hours. The Virginia National Guard is on alert to be mobilized and offer help to local governments.