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Winter Storm Shuts Down Schools Across WV

Reported: Feb. 3, 2014 7:22 AM EST
Updated: Feb. 3, 2014 4:04 PM EST
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- A winter storm has dumped 10 inches of snow in parts of West Virginia, caused minor flooding and prompted college campuses and public schools to call off classes.

High water cut off access to rural roads in Greenbrier, Pendleton and Raleigh counties, and Deckers Creek rose a foot above flood stage in Sabraton in Monongalia County.

The storm Monday closed public schools in 38 counties, Shepherd University in Shepherdstown and Jefferson County's government offices. West Virginia University canceled classes at its Morgantown campus.

The National Weather Service said preliminary snowfall totals include 10 inches in Morgantown, 8 in Fairmont and 7 inches in Elizabeth and Parkersburg.

The weather service said rain could bring another flood threat in the state Tuesday night, along with freezing rain in the Eastern Panhandle.

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- A winter storm has closed public schools in 38 counties and county government offices in Jefferson County.

Shepherd University also is closed and West Virginia University has canceled classes at its Morgantown campus.

Winter storm warnings remain in effect across the state through Monday afternoon. Monongalia County is under a flood warning and a flood watch is in effect for Greenbrier, Mercer, Monroe and Summers counties.

High water has closed several roads in Greenbrier County. Deckers Creek is a foot above flood stage in Sabraton in Monongalia County.


The National Weather Service said northern and western West Virginia could receive up to 8 inches of snow, with up to 10 inches in Preston and Tucker counties. Parts of the Eastern Panhandle also could receive up to 8 inches of snow.

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- Public schools in 29 of West Virginia's 55 counties are closed Monday because of a winter storm.

West Virginia University has canceled classes at its main campus in Morgantown. The university says the WVU Libraries, the Mountainlair and other facilities will remain open.

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

The National Weather Service said northern and western West Virginia could receive up to 8 inches of snow, with up to 10 inches in Preston and Tucker counties. Parts of the Eastern Panhandle also could receive up to 8 inches of snow.

In southeastern West Virginia, Greenbrier, Mercer, Monroe and Summers counties are under a flood watch due to heavy rain mixing with snow melt from higher elevations.

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