ELKINS A snowstorm bringing significant precipitation and falling temperatures will continue to impact our area throughout the day and overnight.
An urgent weather message has been issued by the National Weather Service in Charleston. A winter storm warning and wind chill warning have been placed into effect for Pocahontas and Randolph counties, including the cities of Marlinton and Elkins.
The winter storm warning will remain in effect until 1 a.m. Wednesday and will include the possibility of 6 to 10 inches of snow accumulation with the heaviest snowfall during the afternoon hours today.
The wind chill warning will be in effect from 7 p.m. this evening and run through noon Wednesday. Northern winds of 10 to 20 mph are expected with gusts up to 35 mph possible. Wind chill readings will read as low as 32 below zero in the overnight hours.
Authorities are urging people to only travel in an emergency, as snow will cover untreated roadways quickly. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle.
Please note this storm has impacted Inter-Mountain delivery areas. Although a majority of our paper carries already have left the facility to begin delivery, there will be limited service available to Moatsville and the surrounding areas along with Pendleton, Hardy and Grant counties.
Unplowed secondary roads and extremely rural areas also may experience service interruptions if roads become closed or conditions become exceedingly poor.
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