Preston County Residents React to Holiday Winter Storm
Written by Jared Pelletier
Last updated on November 27, 2013 @ 7:00PM
Created on November 27, 2013 @ 6:50PM
Oh the weather outside was frightful for many people across West Virginia on Wednesday. Preston County was one of the areas that was expecting to get hit hard with snow, but officials are saying everything went smoothly.
Preston County Sheriff's Department Sergeant Rick Turner said, "We've had a few fender benders, but nothing too major accident wise."
The winter storm has caused major headaches for a lot of people traveling for Thanksgiving. The timing wasn't ideal, but many people believe the people in our area lucked out.
Preston County resident Sara Ashby said, "It came at an inconvenient time because it's Thanksgiving, but at least it's not that bad for all the people coming for thanksgiving and stuff like that."
The roads were slick all day long, but thanks to most of the wet weather being rain and not the white stuff drivers claimed the roads weren't bad.
"They were a little icy but nothing like they were calling for. For Preston County it could be a lot worse," said Preston County resident Mike Warnick.
Sergeant Turner said, "It's definitely a win for us as far as the roadways and everything goes."
Officials are giving credit to the Department of Highways crews for the hard work they did pre treating the roads and clearing the snow quickly. Many people weren't disappointed that Mother Nature took it easy on them this time around.
"We get some bad storms here in Preston County. When one misses you it's not so bad, it's a good thing," said Warnick.
Officials are warning drivers that they still need to be careful. Temperatures are dropping which means roads could ice over quickly.
"There are still spots that are treacherous. Everyone still needs to pay attention and slow down," said Turner.
Officials want everyone to go slow and stay safe behind the wheel as they travel towards their Thanksgiving destinations.
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