Black ice reported throughout region

Drivers are urged to use caution on their Wednesday morning commute due to black ice conditions.
Drivers are urged to use caution on their Wednesday morning commute due to black ice conditions.(W.V. Department of Transportation)
Published: Dec. 8, 2021 at 5:15 AM EST
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Black ice has been reported throughout the region early Wednesday morning.

Cabell County dispatchers say two crashes on I-64 westbound between the Hal Greer Blvd. and 5th St. exits were likely caused by black ice.

A blanket of wet snow is causing concern on roadways ahead of the morning rush.

Black ice is being reported throughout the region.

A metro supervisor told WSAZ the roads in the Kanawha Valley are getting bad.

He said there was a vehicle that slid off of I-79 at mile marker 16 in the Clendenin area, that so far wasn’t affecting traffic.

Minor crashes have been reported along I-64 in Kanawha, Putnam and Cabell Counties.

In Ohio, Rt. 35 in Gallia County was shut down near Rio Grande after two tractor trailers crashed. It’s now back open.

Another crash on Rt. 35 is being reported in Jackson County.

Jackson County Sheriff Tedd Frazier has issued a Level 1 Emergency.

In Wayne County, ice is being reported on the Spring Valley Bridge. Department of Highway crews are in route to treat Spring Valley Drive. Wayne County dispatchers also tell us deputies are on the way to direct traffic in the area.

Drivers are urged to slow down, allow space between vehicles and add extra drive time to their Wednesday morning commute.

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