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Another Winter Storm Leaves Blanket Of Snow

Reported: Mar. 17, 2014 4:53 AM EDT
Updated: Mar. 17, 2014 6:00 AM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Jeff Morris) – Area roads were mostly slushy Monday and snow-covered in untreated areas as another winter storm left a blanket of snow, causing some school delays and closings in the Mountain State and creating hazardous conditions overnight on the West Virginia Turnpike.

Eyewitness News Meteorologist Brandon Stover said a winter storm warning remained in effect until 11 a.m. Monday after a storm that began Sunday afternoon left 4 to 6 inches of snow in the Huntington and Charleston areas. The northern part of the state received the most snow, with Gilmer, Harrison and Lewis counties and northern Jackson County receiving 6 to 10 inches of snow.

Stover said at 4 a.m. that the widespread snowfall had ended, but there still could be some snow showers and snow squalls in local areas with another inch of snow possible.

The winter weather led to school delays and closings in 21 counties in West Virginia. School systems in Calhoun, Clay, Harrison, Pocahontas, Tucker and Upshur counties were closed on Monday. Counties reported school delays included Kanawha, Fayette, Jackson, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Roane, Wayne and Wirt.

Meanwhile, Metro 911 had no active accidents about 4:30 a.m. and described road conditions as slushy. There were sporadic accidents overnight with multiple reports of incidents with tractor-trailers on the West Virginia Turnpike. Two of those occurred at the Sharon exit and the Paint Creek exit in Cabin Creek.

Stover said most of the roads in the area appeared to be slushy but fairly clear after being treated with salt. He advised, however, that elevated spots, back roads and untreated areas were a different story and could have slick conditions.

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