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Latest Snowfall Causes Dangerous Road Conditions, School Closings, Delays

Reported: Feb. 26, 2014 7:06 AM EST
Updated: Feb. 26, 2014 8:04 AM EST
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Bethany Simmons) - The latest round of winter weather Wednesday created dangerous travel conditions for drivers throughout the Eyewitness News viewing area.

The heaviest snowfall across the region was south of Interstate 64 as of about 7 a.m. Wednesday, Meteorologist Doug Harlow said. The snowfall was expected to taper down from north to south between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.

A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 10 a.m. Wednesday for the Eyewitness News viewing area in West Virginia, eastern Kentucky and Scioto, Lawrence and Gallia counties in Ohio.

Harlow said that while this latest round of winter weather would not produce a large amount of snow for the area, the timing of it with the cold temperatures would make roads across the region dangerous Wednesday morning. Harlow advised that if motorists did not have to travel early Wednesday, it would be best to wait for the snow to end and for travel conditions to improve.

Watch the latest Storm Team forecast on the Weather page of WCHSTV.com.

Metro 911 reported receiving numerous reports of hazardous road conditions throughout the county about 5 a.m. As of about 7:30 a.m., a dispatcher said that there were 10 active accidents throughout the county. Five of those accidents were in Charleston. It was not clear whether or not anyone was injured in those accidents. Dispatchers were advising motorists to use extreme caution if they had to travel.

Meanwhile, many schools in the area were delayed or closed. Boone, Cabell, Kanawha and Putnam counties were some of the school systems closed in West Virginia Wednesday. You can find an updated list of those closings and delays on WCHSTV.com.



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