'Titan' Storm Closes Schools, Causes Delays in W.Va.


Public schools across West Virginia are closed and some government offices are closing or delaying openings because of a winter storm.

The storm began Sunday as rain and changed overnight to sleet and then snow. Winter storm warnings remain in effect through Monday evening for most of the state.
Fifty-three of West Virginia’s 55 county school systems are reporting closings, according to the state Department of Education’s website.

About a dozen flights at airports in Charleston and Beckley have been canceled.

The National Weather Service says up to a foot of snow is possible in parts of Nicholas, Webster, Pocahontas and Randolph counties. Other areas could see up to 8 inches.

The state Department of Transportation is warning residents to take caution while traveling if it’s necessary. Check road conditions in your area on the WV 511 website.

For information on power outages, check Appalachian Power’s and Mon Power’s websites for more.

State Government Closings & Delays:

State employees providing direct support relating to the current weather event should report at their regularly scheduled time.

Secretary of State’s Office Closed (Online services available)

Local Government Office Closings:

Braxton Co. Courthouse (2-hour delay)

Cabell County Courthouse

Jefferson County Government Offices

Fayette Co. Courthouse (Closing at noon)

Gilmer Co. Courthouse

Kanawha Co. Courthouse

Kanawha Co. Board of Education (Only essential personnel to report)

Kanawha Co. Public Libraries

Monongalia Co. Courthouse

Mason Co. Courthouse

New River Gorge Park Visitors Center

Putman Co. Courthouse

Wyoming County Courthouse

Wyoming County Circuit Court and Magistrate Court

University Closings:

West Virginia University (Classes, normal operations to resume Tuesday)

Marshall University

West Virginia State University

Shepherd University

University of Charleston

Davis & Elkins College

Concord University (Athens & Beckley campuses)

Southern WV Community and Technical College

Mountwest Community and Technical College

Other Closings:

Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg

Morgan County Recycling Center

Concord University Child Development Center

Huntington Mall

Rock Creek Park Foundation Open House – NPS (canceled)