Travelers head south, battle the snow

Local - 2/15/2014 3:50 PM by Stuart Hammer

BECKLEY – Another round of winter weather slammed into the Mountain State this morning, stranding motorists in some cases.

The latest round of snow covered Southern West Virginia with up to three more inches on top of the foot of snow from Thursday’s storm.

Newswatch spoke with visitors passing through Beckley on their way south, and they had mixed feelings about the conditions this morning.

“Horrible. I mean it doesn't even look like plows went over the mountain,” said the Theresa Lewis, heading to Florida with her family from Rochester, NY.

“This is the clearest road that I’ve seen since Buffalo,” said Lewis, pointing towards Interstate 77.

But Pat Robins of Akron, OH doesn’t think the conditions are treacherous at all.

“They're definitely doable. I mean, even the worst of drivers I think they could take this. We expected worse. But it's really not that bad.”

Lewis says she’s seen dozens of stranded motorists and accidents during the trip. “Cars all over the place. There's a truck overturned down the road about a mile from here. Totally upside down.”

Snow and wet weather is expected for the next several days.


Member Submitted