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The Latest on Winter Storm Jonas: Weather Advisories for W.Va. Expire

A foot or more of snow has fallen across parts of West Virginia, but winter weather advisories issued by the National Weather Service have all expired as a large winter storm moves out of the state. 

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin declared a state of emergency Friday as a result of winter weather which was still in effect Sunday.

Many parts of the state experienced high levels of snowfall. Glengary, West Virginia, in the Eastern Panhandle is reporting the highest total at around 40 inches while most of West Virginia received 8-24 inches.

You can follow along with the latest updates on road conditions and other aspects of the state’s response to the storm through this Facebook Page.

Road Conditions

As of Sunday morning, no accidents were being reported on the state’s highway system, but state transportation officials are still asking drivers to take caution as road crews work to catch up with the storm.

Department of Transportation spokesman Brent Walker said motorists are urged to avoid travel if at all possible. For the latest on road conditions, be sure to check wv511.org.

Government / University / Office Closings

  • West Virginia University- will reopen 6 a.m. Monday
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • Marshall University (includes South Charleston campus)
  • West Virginia State University
  • Shepherd University
  • WVU Tech
  • Bridgevalley CTC
  • Mountwest CTC
  • West Virginia Junior College
  • Huntington Mall
  • Kanawha Valley Regional Transport (will not run Saturday) 
  • Crossroads Mall, Beckley
  • Tamarack

For county school closings, please visit the West Virginia Department of Education’s website.


Credit Jesse Wright / West Virginia Public Broadcasting
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Power Outage Reports

Neither American Electric Power nor FirstEnergy were reporting any major power outages as of Sunday morning. 

Department of Homeland Security director Jimmy Gianato said Friday extra crews from both companies were moved into the area to prepare for outages and make necessary repairs.

Shelters & Warming Stations

In various parts of the state, shelters and warming stations are being established for those not able to make it inside and for those who lose power. Keep visiting this link for a downloadable spreadsheet with the latest information related to your county, city or town. 

For additional information on shelters and warming stations visit wv211.org.

Water Main Breaks

West Virginia American Water is reporting some water main breaks in Kanawha County.

Areas in Charleston are experiencing some issues. Due to heavy snowfall and difficulty traveling, some breaks are still being investigated. West Virginia American Water anticipates those water main breaks will be restored by late Saturday afternoon.

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