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Freezing temperatures making roads dangerous, several accidents reported

Power outages, school closings also reported

Fred Pace fpace@civitasmedia.com

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Freezing temperatures have made roadways icy and slick, while several accidents were been reported in southern West Virginia.


In Boone County, officials have reported accidents on U.S. 119 (Corridor G) and state Route 85.


Schools and several businesses have also closed due to the record low temperatures.


At the end of last week into the beginning of this week reports of power outages, school closings and several accidents continued throughout the region.


The weather forecast show the temperature currently at 18 degrees at 9 a.m. Tuesday and dropping to a low of 7 degrees Tuesday night.


On Wednesday it begins to warm up to 39 as a high and 19 as a low, all under partly cloudy skies. Thursday and Friady it continues to warm up under partly cloudy skies with the high on Thursday of 48 and a low of 30 and 54 on Friday and a low of 37.


Saturday calls for possible rain with a high of 55 and a low of 34.


It is advised to slow down in those counties due to slick road conditions and the National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a special public information statement regarding the acrtic weather conditions.


…PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT…


IN EXTREMELY COLD TEMPERATURES TAKE PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY.


PROTECT THE PIPES IN YOUR HOME BY DRIPPING WATER AND OPENING


CABINET DOORS TO ALLOW WARM AIR TO REACH THE PIPES. DRAIN


IRRIGATION SYSTEMS AND OUTDOOR PIPES TO PROTECT FROM FREEZING.


DO NOT LEAVE SPACE HEATERS AND OPEN FLAMES UNATTENDED. DO NOT USE


A GRILL OR GENERATOR INSIDE YOUR HOME.


VEHICLES SHOULD BE STARTED PERIODICALLY TO KEEP THE BATTERY


CHARGED.


WHEN TRAVELING…DO NOT ASSUME YOU WILL HAVE THE WARMTH OF YOUR


VEHICLE. BRING A HEAVY COAT…BLANKET…HAT…AND GLOVES ALONG


WITH AN EMERGENCY KIT THAT INCLUDES ITEMS SUCH AS MATCHES…EXTRA


CLOTHING…A FIRST AID KIT…AND NONPERISHABLE FOOD.


IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTSIDE…WEAR WARM…LOOSE FITTING LAYERS


WITH A HAT AND GLOVES. LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF EXPOSED SKIN.


REMEMBER TO PREPARE A WARM PLACE FOR YOUR PETS.

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