Parts of I-68 Closed For 15 Hours
Written by Andrew Forgotch
Last updated on October 30, 2012 @ 7:40PM
Created on October 30, 2012 @ 6:54PM
It took them about 15 hours, but officials were able to get all of I-68 in Monongalia and Preston County open Tuesday afternoon.
Some places in Monongalia County saw about a foot of snow.
Apparently the area around Grafton Road got hit the hardest.
Officials said at least 25 truckers got stranded when they decided to close 68 starting at the Cheat Lake Exit.
"It's a little frustrating," Steve Rogge, a trucker from Minnesota said. He was stranded for about 4 hours.
While the white stuff was wreaking havoc on parts of the county a wintry mix gave officials with the City of Morgantown problems.
Thanks to all the wet snow City Hall started to leak Tuesday afternoon. That forced city officials to move Tuesday night's council meeting.
Mike Wolfe, the interim director of MECCA 911, said because a lot of folks in the county saw we snow he expected to see a lot more power outages Tuesday night.
"We're still asking for people to watch their travel," Wolfe said. "If it's just running out to go shopping for a new shirt, or something that's not essential, then we're asking you to stay off the roads."
Wolfe said that should let the Department of Highways crews clean up the roads a little faster.
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