EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSAnother Round Of Winter Weather Hits Area
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Reported: Mar. 16, 2014 4:36 PM EDT
Updated: Mar. 16, 2014 11:40 PM EDT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Kera Mashek, Chris Wiliiams, Sean Delancey, Heath Harrison) -- Another blast of wintery mix hit the Eyewitness News viewing area Sunday night.
Snow began Sunday morning and continued throughout the day.
Accumulation of 6 to 8 inches was expected by Monday morning.
Drivers who did head out on the roads tonight found some pretty tough driving conditions. The snow fell quickly, and it made for impaired visibility.
The snow wasn't sticking to the roads in most areas, but conditions were still pretty bad.
Those slippery conditions resulted in several crashes, including one where a tractor trailer flew off a bridge on the West Virginia Turnpike near Chelyan, crashing onto Cabin Creek Road.
On Interstate 77, cars were sliding off the roadway and bouncing off of each other.
In Cedar Grove, a semi was driving on the Turnpike, lost control, flew over a retaining wall and landed on the road below.
In Putnam County, the roads weren't any better. The heavy snow, and wet roads caused another tractor trailer accident.
The City of Charleston's salt supply is pretty low. In fact, they've only got about four times less than what they'd like to have right now.
As a result, some trucks in the area were only putting out salt sparingly, so it will last through what is hopefully the final snow of the season.
Snow is expected to taper off Monday, with showers and flurries ending by noon. Temperatures will rise into the 50s on Tuesday and be back into the 60s by Tuesday.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Spring is just days away but winter is not leaving quietly.
Much of the East Coast enjoyed spring-like temperatures Saturday. That's expected to change by Monday with the arrival of another late-winter storm.
The National Weather Service said snow is expected from the Central Appalachians to the Jersey Shore. Parts of Virginia and West Virginia could receive up to 10 inches of snow.
Rain and thunderstorms are expected in the Southeast, some of which could be strong.
Authorities are investigating whether straight line winds or a tornado led to a building collapse Sunday morning in Atmore, Ala. Atmore police say no injuries were reported.
Winter-weary people are hoping this is winter's final encore.
Ricardo Contreros of Harrisburg, Pa., said he has no plans to shovel whatever might fall overnight.
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