Saturday snowfall causes hazardous conditions, accidents
Police and paramedics in Kanawha County responded to several accidents Saturday night as heavy snow fell and made roadways extremely icy.
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#1 Feb 16, 2013
Prime example that you don't drive like a maniac when the least little bit of snow that falls.
It took me 15 minutes just to go 3 miles from St. Albans exit to Teays Valley exit. Prime example that people don't take it serious enough when the least little bit of snow that starts to falls when it is 35° and the temperature drops like a rock to about 20° in the process. Mix wet sloppy snow while it's warm enough and dropping temperatures you got the ingredients of PURE ICE. Pure ice is what was on 64 between St. Albans and Teays Valley 4 to 5 hours after the fact of the storm that hit. On the way home people think that they can still go 70 miles per hour in their big 4 wheel drive vehicles and before they knew it they find out what they been told when buying the 4WD that they could go anywhere in the snow Wrong! They find out the hard way by taking it for gran-it slide either into someone that was ahead of them, wind up in a ditch or even turn a complete 360 and another half (180) and find themselves looking at the car that was behind them, only this time it not seeing it in the rear view mirror but looking straight at the other car.
I seen such vehicles 5 to be exact on my way home.
By the way my total time driving home from Charleston took me 57 minutes tonight.
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