Snowy morning results in several crashes across the Mid-Ohio Valley

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Inclement weather Sunday morning made a mess of some roads in the area, resulting in a number of crashes across the region.

One person was taken to the hospital after a car rolled over on Interstate 77, heading northbound just past the Emerson Avenue exit.

The car had five passengers but just the one was transported, with minor injuries. It happened shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday morning. Wood County Sheriff's Department and the Williamstown Fire Department were on scene. One southbound lane was closed for a short time.

No one was injured in a weather related accident near the Staunton Avenue exit of Interstate 77, Sunday. At 10:15, a car traveling northbound ended up in the embankment. The West Virginia State Police as well as the Wood County Sheriff’s Department were on scene.

The Wood County Sheriff's Department also responded to a crash involving a single vehicle run in with a Department of Highways plow truck. No one was injured, however Sergeant Pickens says the driver was very lucky, as the car was severely damaged. It happened on Route 14 and Sams Creek Road at 1:50 Sunday afternoon.

The Wood County 911 Center says they've had 15 crashes called in Sunday. The Wood County Sheriff's department responded to 11 of those crashes.

The Marietta detachment of the Ohio State Highway Patrol says they've had five accidents called in. And the Washington County Sheriff's Department says they responded to at least 10 calls Sunday.

As temperatures warmed up in the afternoon, the weather related crash numbers slowed down. And luckily none of the crashes reported had major injuries, as of 5 p.m.




 
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