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Parts of W.Va. could see more than foot of snow

By From staff and wire reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A storm heading for West Virginia could dump more than a foot of heavy, wet snow in eastern counties.

The National Weather Service says rain will turn to snow Tuesday night. The snow is expected to continue into Wednesday morning.

Expected snowfall ranged from 5 to 9 inches in Greenbrier County to up to 14 inches in the Eastern Panhandle and Preston and Tucker counties.

Winter storm warnings are in effect for these areas from Tuesday evening through early Wednesday morning. Pocahontas and Randolph counties also are under winter storm warnings.

Snowfall amounts in those counties could range from 5 to 15 inches by 1 a.m. Thursday.

A winter weather advisory also was in effect for portions of northeastern Ohio as well as northern West Virginia. Snowfall accumulations of 2 to 5 inches was expected in these areas, according to the National Weather Service.  

Snow is expected to taper off from west to east during the day Wednesday, with the mountainous counties seeing steady snowfall, according to the National Weather Service.

Snow showers should taper off throughout Wednesday with flurries occurring in the mountainous regions of the state by sunrise Thursday. 

Snow-covered roads could be an issue, especially Wednesday morning.

The morning commute could be particularly hazardous.  



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