Across much of West Virginia, some - but not all - drivers seemed to be heeding warnings to stay off snow-covered highways.
"People are being smart for once and staying off the road ways," said a Summers County emergency dispatcher said. Despite the county seat, Hinton, having a foot of snow around 11 a.m., the sheriff's office reported no significant accidents, the dispatcher said.
A Boone County dispatcher said the roads are terrible but there had only had a couple of minor wrecks as of late morning, because people are staying home. He said that there was about 8 inches of snow in Madison.
Other counties weren't so fortunate. There were multiple accidents reported in Nicholas County on Wednesday, and 911 dispatchers said some roads were still very "snowy and slick." The county had received between 12 and 14 inches of snow by late morning.
Mike Moran, District 8 engineer for the state Division of Highways, said that although Randolph County received between 12 and 18 inches of snow, there were no road closures as of 11 a.m. Wednesday.
"The roads are all snow-covered, and we're working on plowing and treating the primary roads," Moran said. "We have all available personnel out with snow plows and all of our equipment running, and we still have adequate abrasives and salt storage. It's a bit of a challenge, but we'll continue to plow and treat until the end of the day."
Emergency dispatchers in Raleigh County said they were working with a skeleton crew, and the courthouse and other county agencies were forced to close Wednesday. There were a couple of minor accidents reported on the West Virginia turnpike, and the county's roads, including U.S. 19 toward Summersville, were still in poor condition.
"The snow's coming down as fast as they can clear it off," said an emergency dispatcher.
Road conditions were also poor in Putnam County, and dispatchers said several minor, single-vehicle accidents were reported throughout Wednesday morning.
Lt. Steven Greene of the Mason County Sheriff's Office said there were five crashes along W.Va. 62 and W.Va. 2 on Thursday morning. People were injured in two of those, he said.
While major roadways were starting to clear up around 10:30 a.m., Greene said back roads were still covered with snow.
"If people don't need to be out, they need to stay home," Greene said.
Mingo County Sheriff James Smith said there had been "a few" accidents due to slick conditions on U.S. 52 into Williamson.