Crews Bracing for Winter Storm; Travelers Getting Head Start on Plans

By: Rahel Solomon Email
By: Rahel Solomon Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Traffic crews were on standby Monday as a winter storm advisory went into effect.

“We've had several meetings about this today and it's all hands on deck, so we're just going to wait and see when it's going to hit,” said West Virginia Division of Highways Spokesman Brent Walker.

Meanwhile, many travelers decided to alter their holiday plans to possibly avoid the wintery weather.

“Originally we were going to leave tomorrow but we decided we better not,” Tom Carson told Monday. Carson and his wife Linda are traveling to Georgia from their home in Ohio.

“It might make a big difference,” Carson said.

The winter storm advisory that takes effect Monday night means serious ice and snow conditions developing Tuesday and Wednesday.

“When it hits and it hits hard, you really need to alter your schedules, slow down, stay at home if you need to, wait it out but certainly try not to be caught on the road up in it,” Walker said.

Missy Loving and her daughter Emi, who attends the University of Kentucky, said they also choose not to drive in the possibly icy weather.

“Her classes were scheduled to end tomorrow, but then we were watching the weather and thought we may want to get through the mountains on our way home,” Loving said. “So she took off early today, and so we're almost there.”

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