Liz McCormick Published

W.Va. Legislature Meets Briefly Before Winter Storm


The West Virginia Legislature sent its members home early Friday because of the inclement weather in the Kanawha Valley.

Both the House and Senate chambers met earlier than usual Friday morning. The House at 9:00 a.m. and the Senate at 10:00 a.m. Normally, both chambers would meet for a floor session at 11:00 a.m., but this weekend’s storm has all members taking extra precautionary measures.

The House held its bills over until Monday because of the large number of absences. The Senate did not have enough members in attendance to handle any of the chamber’s business.

“So we ask all the members to be safe, and on your travels today,” said House Majority Leader, Delegate Daryl Cowles of Morgan County, “I think it’s snowing out there right now, but I’d heard earlier, this is one of the biggest, maybe the top ten storms we’ve seen in decades in West Virginia, so it’s a serious issue and be safe.”

The House will not meet again until Monday at 1:00 p.m. and the Senate will meet Monday morning at 11:00 a.m.