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Schools Closed In Snow-Clogged WV Counties

Reported: Feb. 14, 2014 6:03 AM EST
Updated: Feb. 14, 2014 1:04 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Students across West Virginia got a Valentine's Day treat from Mother Nature.

Schools were closed in more than two dozen counties Friday, a day after a winter storm dumped as much as 2 feet of snow in parts of the state. Meanwhile, schools in Kanawha, Jackson and Mason County were operating on a two-hour delay as of 6 a.m. You can find the latest school closings and delays on WCHSTV.com.

The storm proved to be a nuisance mostly on the roads, where driving conditions became hazardous in many areas Thursday and snowfall measurements of a foot or more were common.

Storm totals compiled by the National Weather Service included 2 feet in the Pendleton County community of Cherry Grove, 19 inches in Millville in Jefferson County and Lehew in Hampshire County, and 18 inches in Harman in Randolph County.

No storm-related deaths were reported, and major utilities Appalachian Power and FirstEnergy said only scattered outages occurred. As of about 6 a.m. Friday, Appalachian Power reported nearly 700 customers in Kanawha County, were without service.

AP contributed to this report.



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