Winter storm peters out
March 6, 2013 ·
A late winter storm has closed schools in more than half of West Virginia's counties and at one point Wednesday left about 20,000 customers without power.
Warnings for heavy, wet snow remained in effect
north-central West Virginia, the
Northern and Eastern Panhandles throughout the morning
The Jefferson County Office of Emergency Services opened its
emergency operations center but Berkeley
County opted not to open its
By mid afternoon, the National Weather Service had cancelled
the winter weather advisory for West Virginia’s
Eastern Panhandle Counties.
Marla Pisciotta with the Hampshire Review newspaper said in
the morning Hampshire and Mineral Counties
looked like a winter wonderland. She estimated at least 14 inches of snow fell
in the two counties.
Pisciotta said by 3 p.m.
roads were fairly clear but there was concern that when temperatures dropped
during the night they could become icy. Pisciotta reports road crews would put
liquid de-icer on the roads to keep them from freezing up.