The Times West Virginian

October 30, 2012

Dozens of W.Va. roads, county schools closed


Associated Press

CHARLESTON — Highways officials say at least 33 roads are closed in West Virginia due to Superstorm Sandy, including Interstate 68 from Morgantown to the Maryland line.

State Department of Transportation spokeswoman Leslie Fitzwater says snow, ice, high water, and downed trees and power lines have kept crews extra busy Tuesday morning.

Fitzwater says residents should stay off roads to allow highway and other crews to clear the roads and get to people who need the most assistance.

Other road closures include U.S. 250 in Barbour and Randolph county, U.S. 219 and state Route 38 in Tucker County, and state Route 39 in Nicholas County.

Schools are closed in at least 39 counties.