West Virginia Gets Super Snowed From Sandy

8:04 PM, Oct 30, 2012   |    comments
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Elkins, WV -- Parts of West Virginia and some neighboring states have seen blizzard conditions Tuesday, as wet snow and high winds spin off the edge of superstorm Sandy.

The National Weather Service reports a foot or more of snow in lower elevations of West Virginia, while some mountain areas are getting more than two feet. A blizzard warning for more than a dozen counties is in effect until Wednesday afternoon.

West Virginia's governor, Earl Ray Tomblin, says the roofs of at least three homes collapsed under the weight of heavy snow. No injuries were reported.

Authorities closed nearly 50 miles of Interstate 68 on either side of the West Virginia-Maryland state line for hours early Tuesday because of blizzard conditions and stuck vehicles.

Maryland State Police say several tractor-trailers jackknifed on a stretch of the highway over a mountain, causing about 200 vehicles to back up behind them.




AP/Gannett News Service

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