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Bluefield, West Virginia snow plow operator ready to work through Sunday night

Published: Jan. 16, 2022 at 6:57 PM EST
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BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WVVA) - Road conditions in Bluefield, W.Va. continued to deteriorate moving into Sunday night, as snow plow operators worked to mitigate ice and snow accumulation with flakes still falling.

Conditions will likely worsen into the night, and state and local leaders continue to urge people to stay off the roads.

Given the situation, at least one Bluefield, W.Va. snow plow operator says he’s planning to work from 9 a.m. through at least 3 a.m. into Monday morning. In the meantime, he’s offering some tips for those who need to drive.

“Make sure you’ve got you a safety kit to travel with, a blanket, some food, a little bit of water, just keep a safe distance between other people and check your battery,” said Kevin Davidson, Owner of K&B Performance. “And make sure you’ve got good wiper blades. They’re really important.”

Along with private plow operators like Davidson, the West Virginia Division of Highways says it’s fully prepared to handle the snow. The division has more than 1,000 plows and 180,000 tons of salt ready to treat roads.

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