West Virginia division of highways prepares for incoming snow

Published: Jan. 15, 2022 at 10:47 PM EST
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BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WVVA) - The West Virginia Division of Highways says they’re prepared for Sunday’s expected snow.

According to a press release, the division says it’s “ready to tackle the snowfall,” with more than 1,000 snow plows and 180,000 tons of salt ready to treat roads. Even with such preparation though, there’s still one request for those on the road.

“Our drivers ask for one thing from motorists on the roadway and that is give them room to work,” said Joe Pack, West Virginia’s Deputy State Highway Engineer of District Operation. “Their operation is a dangerous one in nature, and they need as much room as possible to make the roadway safe for when their job is done.”

The highway division also asks West Virginians to avoid driving until crews have had time to treat and clear their roads. If you must travel though, they recommend you drive slowly -- especially in hilly and mountainous areas of the state.

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