Drivers Take it Slow on Snow and Ice Covered Roads

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Drivers were staying off the roads Monday morning, giving plenty of time for crews to clear the snow and ice in Kanawha County. caught up with drivers who say they didn't have a choice, because they had to be on the roads Monday morning.

"I'm probably going to end up going to Spencer, which is gonna take quite some time with the roads the way they are," one driver said. "I'm just sick of it all. I wish it would be spring already. it should be raining flowers, not ice and snow."

James North also had to go to work. He was heading to the state capitol before all government workers were told not to come in.

"It wouldn't be that bad otherwise for the ice underneath. As far as traction-wise and getting around, just take your time and be safe about it."

North had his own plans for making it to work safe and on time.

" I avoided the interstate, number one. I just came straight down Virginia Street, straight shot. Other than two stop signs I slid through, but that was unavoidable, even at 25 miles per hour," North said.

Capitol Street was almost a ghost town. Instead of shoppers and diners, the only people walking on the sidewalk were laying salt and shoveling layers of snow.

West Virginia Department of Highways officials say even when the snow tapers off, don't expect perfectly clear roads and continue to take it slow until crews have time to clear every street.

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