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Putnam County Thawing Out

Reported: Mar. 4, 2014 6:13 PM EST
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PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (Chris Williams) -- A day after the storm, and people in Putnam County are still trying to dig out.

"It's pretty laboring. Especially when you get down to the bottom of it because now it's kind of wet and compacted,” said Teays Valley resident Mike Keiffer.

During the storm, even snow plows had a hard time keeping the roads around Putnam County clear. Despite those problems accidents were few and far between. Putnam County Emergency Management brought in extra staff yesterday and today, but drivers heeded the warnings and slowed down or stayed off the roads.

"Accidents on the highway within that period, we only had about 4 to 6 accidents, those were very minor,” said Emergency Management Director Frank Chapman.

And while re-icing is a concern overnight, crews in Putnam County are making progress in getting roads cleared. They've got the major roads clean, and are moving to secondary roads.

"So far it's going really well. Everything is cleaning up pretty good. The sun is helping us out a great deal, and the warmer weather," said Putnam County Administrator James Smithers.

Smithers said by tomorrow most roads in Putnam County should be clear, and that's good news for people who are tired of snow.

"Hopefully this is the last bit of snow before the sunshine comes,” added Keiffer.



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