The Times West Virginian

January 26, 2013

Relatively few traffic accidents reported

No major injuries in county incidents

By Jonathan Williams
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — When the sky gets gray and the telltale white flakes can be seen lazily floating through the air, many Marion Countians look to the roads with some anxiety.

When the National Weather Service, based in Pittsburgh, issues a winter weather advisory calling for 4-6 inches of accumulation, people really start to worry.

But despite the poor weather and road conditions, Marion County saw relatively few traffic accidents as travelers slowed down and proceeded through their day with caution.

“When the first snows happen in the first part of the winter, we get a lot of accidents,” said Chris McIntire, director of the Marion County Office of Emergency Services.

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