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Winter Storm 2015: Forecast, Power Outages, Road Conditions & More

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Credit U.S. National Weather Service / Charleston, West Virginia
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West Virginia and the surrounding region is bracing for a highly impactful winter storm expected to bring heavy snow accumulation through Wednesday. Parts of West Virginia are expected to receive as much as 15-18 inches, according to the National Weather Service in Charleston.

We will update this post with more information as it comes in.

A Look Around The State

Here's Randall and Jeff sweeping one of the satellite dishes at West Virginia Public Broadcasting. pic.twitter.com/zlc2uuvL7Z— Beth Vorhees (@BethVorhees) February 16, 2015

You can now record video on Twitter, people. Also, it is snowing on Charleston's East End. pic.twitter.com/UKmfTDHsJC— Dave Mistich (@davemistich) February 16, 2015

Along Capitol Street in downtown #cwv. Probably 3-4 inches on the ground as of now. pic.twitter.com/r4iixjAfz2— Dave Mistich (@davemistich) February 16, 2015

Mostly plow trucks out in Athens today. Snow still falling, roads are still white. Stay safe! pic.twitter.com/gjmsZZs8Bx— Jessica Y. Lilly (@WVJessicaYLilly) February 16, 2015

Clark Davis from our Huntington bureau tweeted this photo of his morning commute:

Route 60 was about as clear as they could get it at the rate snow was falling this morning. #snow pic.twitter.com/cZPWC0GgQf— Clark (@Clark_Davis) February 16, 2015

Power Outages

As of Monday morning at 1:30, 169 Appalachian Power customers are without power, all of which are located in Lincoln County.

First Energy and their subsidiaries are reporting 146 total customer outages across Berkeley, Monongalia, Nicholas, Wirt and Wood counties.  

Road Conditions and Accidents

WV 511, the state's traveler information system from the Department of Transportation is reporting road conditions and accidents via Twitter:

Tweets by @WV511

School Closings

The latest school closings can be found on the West Virginia Department of Education's website as well as on their Twitter feed, @WVSnowDay:

Tweets by @WVSnowDay

Copyright 2015 West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Dave Mistich
Originally from Washington, W.Va., Dave Mistich joined NPR part-time as an associate producer for the Newcast unit in September 2019 — after nearly a decade of filing stories for the network as a Member station reporter at West Virginia Public Broadcasting. In July 2021, he also joined the Newsdesk as a part-time reporter.