UPDATE Snow Emergency Levels downgraded in Athens, Meigs and Washington Counties

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - UPDATE: 1/17/2018, 3:58 P.M.

Meigs County has downgraded to a Level 2 Snow Emergency.

Athens and Washington counties have downgraded to a Level 1 Snow Emergency.


UPDATE: 1/16/2018, 8:22 P.M.

Meigs County is under a Level 3 Snow Emergency. It's the second time in less than a week.

"It's not that often that we basically shut down the county, but when the highway department is having trouble. you know. getting the roads opened up, a lot of times, they would like to have traffic on there to keep the ice or snow mixed with their salt, but with the temperatures dropping on us so much it wasn't working. The important part is that we look out for people's safety," said Sheriff Keith Wood, Meigs County Sheriff's Office.


UPDATE: 01/16/18 NOON

Washington and Athens counties remain under a Level 2 snow emergency as many roads across the Mid-Ohio Valley continue to be covered with snow, ice and slush.

Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks says a Level 2 declaration means road conditions are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow and might also be icy.

Law-enforcement agencies across the Mid-Ohio Valley have received numerous reports of accidents, but there apparently have been no serious injuries.

In West Virginia, a winter-weather advisory remains in effect until 6 p.m. Tuesday. The advisory includes Wood, Pleasants, Calhoun, Doddridge, Jackson, Mason, Ritchie, Tyler and Wirt counties.

The advisory also includes Washington, Meigs and Gallia counties in Ohio.

There are also still reports of high water in some areas of Washington County. Those areas include: Nichols Road at Stanleyville Narrows Road; Sandhill and Jett Hill by Schramm farm; the 500 block of Browns Road; and County Road 9 at the 500 block near State Route 7.


As snow continues falling across the Mid-Ohio Valley, some areas also continue to deal with high water.

According to the Washington County sheriff's office, those areas include: Nichols Road at Stanleyville Narrows Road; Sandhill and Jett Hill by Schramm farm; the 500 block of Browns Road; and County Road 9 at the 500 block near State Route 7.

In West Virginia, a winter-weather advisory remains in effect until 6 p.m. Tuesday. The advisory includes Wood, Pleasants, Calhoun, Doddridge, Jackson, Mason, Ritchie, Tyler and Wirt counties.

The advisory also includes Washington, Meigs and Gallia counties in Ohio.

WTAP meteorologist Thomas Battle says about a half-inch of snow was recorded overnight and another two inches could accumulate during the day on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Washington and Athens counties remains under a Level 2 snow emergency. Roads in the area hazardous with blowing and drifting snow and might also be icy.

The Athens County Emergency Management Agency says a Level 2 emergency means you should only drive if you think it's necessary and that you should contact your employer to see if you should report to work.

In addition, numerous schools across the region, including those in Wood County, are closed on Tuesday because of the inclement weather.



 
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