Southern Counties Hit Hardest By Winter Storm
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The region was bracing for a big snowstorm yesterday, but that storm veered further south than expected.
However, those in Fayette and Greene counties, as well as Morgantown, W. Va. were still hit hard.
“It was a lot worse at the state line, going into West Virginia, it was really bad there,” said Rebecca Lemley of Mount Morris.
This morning, people are digging out like many others around the area. As of 5 a.m., Route 51 in Rostraver had a good layer of slush and ice.
North Union Township received several inches of snow, which started out as freezing rain. That combination caused several crashes Sunday afternoon.
People in West Virginia are also digging out this morning.
Monongalia County saw about a six inches of snow. That caused major problems in the form of nearly 50 crashes and 19 stranded drivers Sunday.
Jimmy Smith, Monongalia County MECCA 911 Deputy Director said, “It seems like the entire county’s been hit hard. The roads are still snow covered as this time. We anticipate the roads to remain snow covered and hazardous until tomorrow morning.”
The county issued a state of emergency asking for help to clear snow-covered roads.
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“We ask people to not travel unless it’s absolutely necessary, to allow road crews and emergency crews to do what they need to do. If they do have to travel, definitely allow extra time to reach their destination,” Monongalia County Emergency Management Director Mike Wolfe said.
West Virginia University and West Virginia Junior College canceled classes for Monday because of this winter weather
The Monongalia County Courthouse and Court System are also closed today.