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Obituaries

January 22, 2014

Drivers, pedestrians endure difficulties

FAIRMONT — The snow came down almost continuously Tuesday.

The quickly accumulating snow fall covered the roads, creating dangerous driving conditions throughout the day. With most sidewalks still covered with snow throughout the afternoon, pedestrians also had some difficulties going about their day.

According to Shawn Teets, lieutenant at Marion County 911, by 5 p.m. Tuesday there were 15 vehicle accidents.

“There were also 14 cars stuck because of the weather that needed assistance to get moving again,” Teets said.

Tuesday, a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Berkeley Street at around 3:30 p.m., and was transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital, though Teets said he did not know if the accident was weather related.

The cold weather is set to continue, with a low of -1 forecast for overnight.

Teets said this could make driving conditions challenging this morning as well.

“The snow turned to slush, but tonight it will freeze again, so it will be an issue,” Teets said Tuesday.

Teets recommended that drivers continue to exercise caution.

“We definitely recommend staying off the roads if at all possible,” Teets said. “If you do have to go out, just use caution. Take your time, and try to keep a safe distance with the cars you’re following.”

Teets also said to be careful to avoid sudden starts and stops.

“It’s normally better to maintain a regular speed, rather than speeding up and slowing down. When you’re going down hills, just try not to over-brake. It’s usually better to tap your brakes rather than applying constant pressure,” Teets said.

Pedestrians should also be cautious, Teets said.

“Even if the crosswalk is marked with a crossing light, you still have to take into account that cars may lose control when they’re trying to stop,” Teets said. “We’ve had a lot of cars that have been sliding throughout the day.”

Teets also recommended that pedestrians bundle up with thick layers of clothing.

Email Colleen S. Good at cgood@timeswv.com or follow her on Twitter @CSGoodTWV.

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Obituaries
  • Sallie Hite

    Sallie B. Hite, 85, of Fairmont, died Monday afternoon (July 28, 2014) at Beulahland Assisted Living in Grafton.

    July 29, 2014

  • Charles “Chuck” Pollack III

    Charles Patrick “Chuck” Pollack III, 64, of Rachel, passed away Sunday (July 27, 2014) at his residence.

    July 29, 2014

  • Carmela Gray

    Carmela M. Gray, 98, of Fairmont, passed away at St. Barbara’s Memorial Nursing Home in Monongah.

    July 29, 2014

  • Erika Leeper

    Erika Leeper, 79, of Katy, died Monday (July 28, 2014) in Germany, the land of her birth.

    July 29, 2014

  • Charles “Chuck” Pollack III

    “Chuck” Pollack III, 64, of Rachel, died Sunday (July 27, 2014) at his residence.
    Arrangements are entrusted to the Hutson Funeral Home in Mannington and are incomplete. www.hutsonfuneralhomes.com.

    July 28, 2014

  • OB- Cutright.jpg Merle Cutright Sr.

    Merle Melvin Cutright Sr., 75, of Baxter, passed away on Sunday (July 27, 2014) at Fairmont General Hospital. He was born on April 29, 1939, a son of the late William Oliver and Helen Natalynn Miele Cutright. He is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy L. Cutright of Baxter.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Karen Carpenter

    Karen Joyce Carpenter, 61, of Fairmont, went to be with her precious Savior on Thursday (July 24, 2014) at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown following an extended illness.

    July 27, 2014

  • John Gray

    John Alfred Gray, 92, of Fairmont, passed away Friday evening, July 25, 2014, in the Genesis Pierpont Healthcare Center.

    July 27, 2014

  • Myra Riddle

    Myra “Lou” Riddle, 80, of Farmington, went to be with the Lord and her family who went before her on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown with her family by her side.

    July 27, 2014

  • Carl Stewart

    Carl Lee Stewart, 78, of Fairmont, formerly of Mannington, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at Fairmont General Hospital.

    July 27, 2014

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