CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Forty-six of the state’s 55 schools districts were impacted Monday by the Sunday night-Monday morning snow event. Thirty-nine of those 46 counties closed school for the day.
The heavy, wet snow left behind several inches in central and mountain counties. The snow may not be around long. The forecast was calling for temperatures in the 40s later Monday and into the mid-50s Tuesday.
Driving conditions were slippery in spots Monday morning. Those conditions contributed to a pair of accidents on Interstate 77 near the Leon Sullivan exit in Charleston. Emergency dispatchers said there were a total of 11 vehicles involved in the two accidents. The interstate was closed for about two hours.
The Winter Storm Warning from the National Weather Service was set to expire at 11 a.m. Monday.
The snow also caused power outages in both the Appalachian Power and Mon Power service areas.