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W.Va. Shovels Out of Snowstorm


Some parts of West Virginia are buried by more than a foot of snow as a winter storm barrels across the state. The National Weather Service (NWS) is calling for an additional  accumulation of two to four inches throughout the day in several counties in the southern part of the state.

Preliminary snowfall totals from the (NWS) include 18 inches in Mount Storm, 15 inches in Jefferson County, more than 14 inches in Ronceverte,  and 16 inches in Athens.

Residents across the state are shoveling out from the winter storm although snowfall is expected through the day.

Winter storm warnings remain in effect across the state through Thursday afternoon.

The continued snowfall is creating challenges for road crews to keep up with clearing just main roads. As mentioned in the following tweet, the WVDOT is bringing out large equipment for snow removal in some parts of the state.

The West Virginia Department of Transportation’s website shows conditions on interstates and other major highways are fair to hazardous with concerns of blowing and drifting snow.

Governor Tomblin is urging residents to stay home unless absolutely necessary.

Public school systems in 50 of the state’s 55 counties are closed Thursday, along with several public and private colleges and universities.

Some counties have already closed for Friday.