Numerous crashes, but no injuries reported after brief burst of snow

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - UPDATE: 03/08/18 10:50 A.M.

A Level 1 snow emergency put in place Thursday morning in Washington County because of a brief burst of snow has been removed.

Athens County remains under a Level 1 advisory.

Authorities in Washington and Wood counties say there there were numerous accidents across the region, but no serious injuries have been reported.

UPDATE: 03/08/18 10 A.M.

Athens County is now under a Level 1 snow emergeny after a brief snowstorm Thursday morning created hazardous driving conditions.

The snow has let up in many areas, but authorities have been responding to reports of numerous accidents on roads across the Mid-Ohio Valley.

Earlier, Athens County's emergency-management agency had issued a more-serious Level 2 emergency.

Washington County remains under a Level 1 emergency because of the threat of blowing and drifiting snow and icy conditions.

Sheriff Larry MIncks says there have been numerous reports of vehicles sliding off roads, particularly around bridges, but no serious injuries have been reported.

A dispatch supervisor at the Wood County 911 center says the situaton has calmed down and that are apparently no serious injuries as a result of the rash of crashes resulting from slick roads.

A sudden burst of snow Thursday morning is creating hazardous road conditions across the Mid-Ohio Valley, and authorities are responding to numerous reports of automobile accidents.

Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks has issued a Level 1 snow emergency, meaning roadways are hazardous because of blowing and drifting snow and icy conditions.

A Level 2 snow emergency is in effect in Athens County, according to the county's emergency-management agency.

The EMA says roads are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow and might also be very icy. The agency is urging motorists to use extreme caution and only drive if you feel it is necessary. The agency says you should contact your employer to see if you should report to work.