CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The first Monday of March has brought with it some of the worst weather conditions this winter in West Virginia.

Many of the state’s 55 counties remained under a Winter Storm Warning as motorists tried to get to work on icy and snow-covered highways.

Nearly all schools were closed and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin closed all state agencies for the day.

The state Division of Highways has spent most of its time on primary roads but was reporting difficulty staying ahead of the accumulating snow.

Hazardous driving conditions were reported on interstates 79, 77, 64, 68 and 70. Motorists on the West Virginia Turnpike were dealing with icy conditions.

The National Weather Service said southern counties can expect to see snow through early afternoon. Temperatures were in the teens Monday morning with overnight lows Monday forecasted for the single digits in some areas.

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Comments

  • Col.Klink

    I think the weather forecasters, grocery and hardware stores conspire with each other, knowing that people freak out a purchase more when they hint of a storm is approaching,

  • WV4life

    The more the media talks and tells everyone how big a storm is coming, ice, wind, power outages etc the more people will run out and buy generators, flashlights, batteries etc. There is nothing wrong with being prepared but they do it for every storm. Don’t get me wrong I am very thankful for the weather station but come on media you really need to back down some of your stories….just sayn….

  • LEE ARTHUR

    Truth Teller , why so much hate ?

  • ThatGuyOverThere

    Last week in Bridgeport, we got a quick 2-3" of fluffly snow...it was the most slick, hazardous, miserable driving snow i have ever had to drive in...The 6-8" we got last night was easy to drive in...no problems at all. Just use caution and use your head.

  • Hope

    There is hope my friend.

  • TruthTeller

    Why is the media lying about the weather. I have seen much worse snow storms before. West Virginia has had two feet of snow fall over night before in the past. This is pure mind control and fear mongering to try to keep people in fear. Sick of this lying fear machine media following the Obama fear machine agenda. You people should be ashamed for
    all the lies you print on your worthless paper these days!!!!

    • richard

      It takes somebody really "special" to be able to blame fear on Obama when Bush was the king of fear mongering with the American people. I'm not a big fan of the president but You Obama haters are pathetic!

    • Cigarman

      You're a crazy person!

    • Hop'sHip

      Maybe they should adopt the Bush color-coded alert system. Would you feel better if you were told that the current storm threat level was orange?