Snow Blankets Roads, Causes Messy Commute in Huntington

By: Olivia Fecteau Email
By: Olivia Fecteau Email

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – Sunshine melted snow and ice off roads in Huntington after several inches fell Sunday night and Monday morning, making for a messy morning commute.

Drivers heading to work took a few extra minutes to brush snow and ice from cars. John Mattox, a delivery driver, brushed snow from his truck and told he wasn’t sure what his day had in store.

“Depending on roads and depending on what comes in later this afternoon, we do have some loads that [are] scheduled to go out,” Mattox said. “We have had some already cancelled but we'll try our best to get some out if we can.”

Mattox said his commute from Catlettsburg, Ky., wasn’t too bad, but some roads in Huntington were wet and covered in slush. College student Evan Tolley said he dropped his girlfriend off at work before heading back home on snowy roads.

“There's some snow here and there,” Tolley said. “I've got all-wheel drive, so I'm lucky to be able to get over that pretty easy.”

Tolley said the March snowstorm during spring break was not a surprise.

“I always pictured that, every single March – something always happens around this time,” Tolley said.

Snow piled up at Ritter Park, but the daylight left the roads mostly clear.

The West Virginia DOT tells it had about 400 tons of salt on hand for Cabell County as of Sunday, which was expected to be just enough to make it through this round of snow.

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