The Charleston area got off relatively easy from the first snowstorm of the season, but other areas of the state were hit somewhat harder, emergency officials said Wednesday.
"The roads are in pretty good shape," Kanawha County Deputy Emergency Services Director C.W. Sigman said Wednesday. "So far, so good."
Kanawha County Metro 911 dispatchers said six accidents were reported Wednesday morning, including an accident near Edens Fork that sent one person to the hospital. Accidents were also reported on Interstate 79 north near the Clendenin exit and at the Interstate 64/77 split in Charleston.
All were cleared by 8:30 a.m. except the Edens Fork accident, which kept one northbound lane of I-77 closed until later in the morning.
Sigman said there were no reports of trees or lines down overnight in Kanawha County. He said a tree fell onto the railroad tracks near Pratt on Tuesday night, but he did not think the incident was related to the weather.
State Division of Highways spokeswoman Carrie Bly said snowplow and salt truck crews were doing a good job clearing the state's interstates and highways.
"We're ahead of it right now, and we hope it can stay that way," she said. "Most of the interstates and main routes are wet pavement."
Bly said some secondary roads may still have significant amounts of snow or slush on them, but main routes are clear. But she said northern counties could still see some problems as snowfall continued throughout Wednesday.