Hazardous road conditions reported

Published: Jan. 31, 2023 at 6:19 AM EST
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(WSAZ) -- Folks are waking up Tuesday morning to several school delays and closures, as well as hazardous traveling conditions due to a mix of rain, snow, and sleet.

Dispatchers in Putnam County tell us a few wrecks had already been reported by 6 a.m. on U.S. Route 35 due to the icy conditions on the road.

No injuries were reported from those wrecks.

In Charleston, a semi-truck ran into the barrier along the Washington Street overpass on Interstate 64.

It’s a reminder to everyone what just a little bit of snow mixed with rain can do to road conditions.

The conditions have consistently changed during each hour of the morning throughout the region.

There could be blankets of ice under what only appears to be rain.

Dispatchers in Kanawha County are reminding drivers to reduce speeds during Tuesday’s commute.

In Scioto County, a level one snow emergency has been declared by Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman. Motorists there are urged to slow down and drive very cautiously.

Remember to use both hands on the wheel and to give yourself plenty of time when you’re heading out the door.

WSAZ will keep you updated on the latest conditions on the roads, and the forecast on WSAZ until 7 a.m. and on the Tri-State’s CW from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

You can also keep checking the WSAZ App for the latest information, like school closings.