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More Than 40 Accidents Reported Saturday From Snowy Conditions

Reported: Feb. 15, 2014 9:27 PM EST
Updated: Feb. 15, 2014 9:41 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Katy Brown) -- While we might be in the clear right now, all the snowfall Saturday caused quite the mess for motorists.

Since this wintry weather moved in on Wednesday, it's been a mess on the roadways.

Hundreds of car accidents were reported throughout Kanawha County and, unfortunately, that trend doesn't seem to be changing any time soon.

According to Kanawha Metro 911, there were more than 40 car accidents reported in the area Saturday, including several in South Charleston.

"MacCorcle Avenue was almost completely ice,” Officer Chris Whitlow, with South Charleston police, said. “All the road crews have been working through the night, constantly spreading salt, trying to hit the hill sections."

In Charleston, the slick driving conditions turned deadly early Saturday.
A tractor-trailer lost control, killing the driver.

Crews were on scene for hours, and problems didn't stop at the scene of that accident.

The Charleston Fire Department and the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection were busy removing diesel fuel, which that had leaked from the truck into the Kanawha River.

It's accidents like this one that are a tragic reminder to be careful in dangerous driving conditions, but, luckily for many drivers , whether running their errands or passing through the snowy Mountain State, the roads were clearing up Saturday afternoon.

But with more snow expected to hit our region, the roads won't stay clear for long. Police ask drivers to be extra careful.

"If drivers can stay home, if it's not an emergency, it would be greatly appreciated," Whitlow said.



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