Icy Weather Rewind

It’s been a wild weather week across our region complete with thumb numbing cold and icy snow and rain.

WSAZ Chief Meteorologist Tony Cavalier has the slippery recap of the slick week that was.

They blew into Charleston on the wings of blustery North winds. Screaming snow squalls that peppered down so fast and furiously that they obscured the sky scrappers in an eerie film of white while slowing down traffic on hale and Kanawha Boulevard.

In Huntington, those same squalls iced over first windshields then city roads as streets turned into skating rinks. The 18 wheelers found the serpentine interstate off-ramp too tough to tame.

For a time this week, ice blowing and even walking became Olympic caliber sports.

It's 28 degrees and raining this Tuesday morning, not a good combination. The rain is freezing to the TV and the antenna. Elevated surfaces are freezing first.

The nearby mailbox has a crust of ice, again an elevated surface. 5th Avenue has been treated and is fine to travel upon, but 7th Street has not seen the salt and is well let me show you.

It's all part of a February triple whammy of snow, ice and cold in the heart of Appalachia.


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