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Snow Forecast Prompts WVU to Cancel Spring Football Game

National Weather Service precipitation forecast for Saturday, April 7, 2018.

Another blast of winter is forecast for this weekend in West Virginia. West Virginia University has cancelled the annual Gold-Blue spring football game because of the impending storm.

The National Weather Service says southern and western sections of the state could get 4 inches or more of snow starting Friday night.

A winter storm watch has been posted for Cabell, Lincoln, Mason, Putnam and Wayne counties. Other areas of the state are expected to get lesser amounts.

The forecast has prompted West Virginia University to cancel its scheduled spring football game in Morgantown on Saturday.

WVU athletic director Shane Lyons said in a news release that the move was made to assure the safety of the players as well as fans who might be traveling to the game.

The game won’t be rescheduled. Tickets sold to fans in advance of the spring game will be automatically refunded by the Mountaineer Ticket Office if paid by credit card or check. Fans who paid cash should contact the Mountaineer Ticket Office to start their refund process.