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Winter Weather Moves In On Region

Reported: Feb. 1, 2014 11:03 PM EST
Updated: Feb. 2, 2014 11:14 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Heath Harrison, Dave Benton) –A severe round of winter weather moved into the Eyewitness News viewing area Sunday night.

The snow started falling hard and fast Sunday evening in the western parts of Tri-State area around dinner time. Other areas saw a mixture of rain and ice.

A slow drizzle of rain made for slick driving conditions all day in the Charleston, and, with ice and snow in the mix, road crews have a long night ahead.

It was expected to be a busy night for salt trucks across the area, with rain, ice and snow covering the roads.

Two to four inches of snow was expected by Monday morning in the Kanawha Valley, with accumulation starting around midnight.

Areas north of Charleston, such as Ripley and Spencer, as well as Mason County, northern Putnam County, southeast Ohio and northeast Kentucky could see 4 to 8 inches, Eyewitness News meteorologist Brandon Stover said, adding that power outages could be possible in those locations.

This snow was expected to be heavy and wet, making it likely to stick to everything, including tires, which could make for a tricky commute in Monday morning.

The Department of Highways will be out working hard through the night to keep the roads clear and safe.

Stay tuned to Eyewitness News for all weather-related closings and delays.




CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Heath Harrison) -- The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a winter storm watch for much of the Eyewitness News viewing area through Monday.

Rain is expected to change to heavy wet snow Sunday night and continue into early Monday. Accumulation of 2 to 6 inches is possible, with 4 to 8 inches possible in the mountainous counties.

“For late Sunday into Monday morning, snow to wintry mix change will lead to a rapid decrease in accumulations south and east of I-64,” Eyewitness News meteorologist Brandon Stover said. “Localized power fluctuations and outages are not entirely out of the question given heavy nature of snow.”

Temperatures are expected to fall into the upper 20s to lower 30s.

Counties in West Virginia under the advisory include Cabell, Lincoln, Mason, Putnam, Wayne, Braxton, Calhoun, Clay, Jackson, Kanawha, Pocahontas, Roane and Wirt.

In Kentucky, Lewis, Boyd, Carter, Greenup, Lawrence, Elliott, Morgan, Pike, Floyd, Johnson, Magoffin and Martin counties are affected.

In Ohio, Scioto, Gallia and Lawrence counties are under the watch.

For the latest information, visit our weather section.



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