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Snowstorm Moves Through Area

About 300 Customers Lose Power

December 17, 2007
By CARRA HIGGINs, Staff Writer

Old-man-winter moved back to the area Sunday. Wind gusts topped 47 mph Sunday afternoon in Elkins.

Elkins received 3 inches of snow according to Chris Leonardi, meteorologist with the National Weather Service. A 1/2 inch to an inch of snow is expected the rest of the day.

Other snowfall around the area included: Snowshoe, 8 inches; Valley Head, 5 inches; Glady, 3 inches; and Belington, 4 inches.

Snowshoe received eight inches of snow, the most in the area.

All of the roads have been treated and all state road equipment is out, said Raymond Yeager, Highway Administrator, with the Department of Highway.

Snow removal is progressing well, despite the wind and snow, Yeager said. Roads are still snow-covered but traffic is moving and there are no delays, Yeager said.

Most emergency crews in the area had a quiet night.

“I think people learned to slow down,” said Sgt. G.L. Stalnaker of the WV State Police.

Allegheny Power had just under 300 customers in Randolph County without power Sunday, said David Neurohr, company spokesman. All power had been restored according to Neurohr.

Randolph, Upshur, Tucker, Pendleton and Pocahontas counties have closed school for today.

Sunshine and highs in the 40s are expected tomorrow. Rain will move back to the area late in the week.

Article Photos

(CU and The Inter-Mountain/
Heather Judy and
Suzanne Stewart)
STRONG WINDS — Tree limbs, above, scattered the road on Sycamore Street near the Iron Horse in Elkins Sunday when harsh winds from a storm moved through the area. Randolph County 911 received calls from passing drivers about the large branches being in the roadway.



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