UPDATE: April snow squalls to blame for slick roads across tri-state region

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UPDATE: 4/9/16 @ 7:00 p.m.
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- There have been nearly two dozen vehicle accidents in Kanawha County Saturday, many caused by slick road conditions.

April snow showers are not typical for this time of year, but that is exactly what residents in the Tri-state experienced.

Snow squalls began early Saturday morning and continued throughout the day.

911 operators said there have been approximately two dozen reported crashes between midnight and the evening hours. They say at least half of those were confirmed to be weather related.

A Kanawha County Sheriff's Deputy told WSAZ, drivers should be cautious, because road conditions can quickly worsen with falling snow, as was the case when several accidents were reported on Interstate 79 early Saturday afternoon.

The deputy says the single-vehicle accidents happened around the same time when road conditions quickly worsened during a snow squall.

Snow flurries came to a halt late afternoon in Kanawha County, but are expected to come back sparingly throughout the evening.

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Snow squalls moving through the region are making for slick travel conditions Saturday morning.

There have been several reports of accidents in Kanawha County.

The east and west bound lanes of I-64 at the Nitro/St. Albans bridge were shut down for about 45 minutes due to an accident but everything is now open.

There are also reports of icy conditions along Route 52 in South Point, Ohio.

There are several accidents in both the east and west bound lanes.

Officials are urging drivers to use caution as the conditions worsen.

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