Randolph County sees feet of snow, Tucker County 911 down
October 30, 2012 ·
Areas of Randolph County accumulated more than a foot of snow overnight Monday and Tuesday afternoon, its emergency operations center was taking on the issues of another county.
Officials in Randolph County are concerned with the same issues as many in the
state: major power outages, heavy snow and bad roads. Office of
Emergency Management Acting Director for the county Jim Wise says the Department of Highways is working to
clear the main roads, but there is a foot of snow on the ground in Elkins and
even more in the higher elevations, causing problems for emergency responders.
“Our plan is to just try to
get some more resources in here as they become available to us," Wise said. "to keep in
contact with EMS to see if they have any special need, to make sure to keep in
touch with the hospitals to see what we can do for them and also to make sure
that we try to funnel all the information through here for resource requests to
see what we’re able to get.”
As of Tuesday afternoon,
emergency phone lines were down in Tucker County and Randolph County was answering all of their calls, as well as their
There are shelters and warming stations for Randolph County residents at Camp Pioneer in Beverly, Tyrand Ministries in Mill Creek, Elkins Fire
Department and Tygart Valley Fire Department in Daily.