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Freezing rain, sleet make roads very slick in Kanawha

By Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Freezing rain made roads extremely slick Monday night, emergency dispatchers warned.

About three or four minor wrecks occurred around 9 p.m. near the Cross Lanes and Nitro exits on Interstate 64, and other accidents were reported around the county.

Around 9:15 p.m., the westbound fast and middle lanes of I-64 were shut down because of an accident.

Kanawha County Metro 911 dispatchers were warning drivers that roads throughout the county were dangerously slick and to drive with caution.

Emergency dispatchers in Lincoln and Putnam counties also reported accidents Monday night, including a rollover in Lincoln County in which one person was transported to St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington.  

Also, the National Weather Service had issued a winter-weather advisory for freezing rain, sleet and some snow. The advisory remained in effect until midnight Tuesday.

Twenty-one West Virginia counties are included in the advisory. They are: Kanawha, Putnam, Boone, Clay, Braxton, Wayne, Cabell, Mason, Jackson, Lincoln, Gilmer, Lewis, Roane, Wirt, Calhoun, Ritchie, Doddridge, Mingo, Logan, Harrison and Taylor counties.

 


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