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West Virginia Under a State of Emergency

By: Bruce Layman
By: Bruce Layman

West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise declared a winter state of emergency Sunday afternoon for the entire Mountain State.

The declaration comes as the Mid-Ohio Valley continues to get slammed with snow and southern counties continue to get hit by flooding.

Much of the state's highways and interstates are also blanketed with snow and ice.

In a phone interview with WTAP's Angela Hatcher broadcast live on WTAP News, Gov. Wise said the emergency declaration will remain in effect for 30 days.

That should be more than enough to give emergency crews time to help residents recover from the state's latest bout with winter.

The declaration also means the National Guard can be called out to assist.

The governor urged residents to stay at home and off the roads.

The National Weather Service says West Virginia will remain under a winter storm warning until Monday morning.


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