Preston County Residents Escape Major Problems From The Snow
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on February 05, 2013 @ 6:39PM
Created on February 05, 2013 @ 5:31PM
The snow storms that hit our area late Monday night and into early Tuesday morning brought significant amounts of snow.
As usual Preston County was one of the areas that got hit the hardest, but folks there were able to escape any major problems.
Before the snow started to fall Monday afternoon parts of the county already had about a foot of snow on the ground. Folks in Terra Alta got about an extra seven inches of snow thanks to the most recent storm.
Clark Nicklow, the Public Information Officer for the Preston County Office of Emergency Management, said his office only had a handful of calls for cars sliding off the roads or getting into accidents.
Nicklow mentioned that no one was hurt in any of the crashes.
By Tuesday afternoon most of the major roads were clear.
Nicklow said most of the snow that fell was wet. He mentioned that made it easy for plow crews because it allowed them to make one pass on the roads and have most of them cleared.
"The people in Terra Alta are used to 8 to 10 inches of snow," Nicklow said. "That may be a major issue in some areas, but people in Preston County are used to that for the most part."
Nicklow also advised motorists to take it easy on the roads Tuesday night because another one to two inches of snow are predicted to fall Tuesday night.
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