The Times West Virginian

October 31, 2012

Largely spared

Marion County experiences few problems from superstorm Sandy

By Debra Minor Wilson
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — Spared.

While the mountain counties not far from here were slammed with snow courtesy of superstorm Sandy, Marion County for the most part received negligible amounts and experienced few problems.

The Office of Emergency Management was ready with personnel manned with chain saws to cut down fallen trees, and shelters ready to open for displaced families.

“But we didn’t have to. We were in stand-by mode,” said Chris McIntire, director. “There were few calls for assistance. Nothing out of the ordinary.”

Other counties, crippled by the massive snowfall, are facing “major issues” with closed roads and downed trees and power lines.

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