Highway Workers Discuss Impact of April Snow

By: Tim Wronka Email
By: Tim Wronka Email

It's April but snow was on the ground in parts of Pendleton County and officials were on the lookout for possibly more.

That means the West Virginia Division of Highways was trying to keep the roads clear but they were mostly worried about a certain height.

“3,000-foot elevation or so. North Mountain, Elkins, Allegheny. The valleys are clear, and going east of us is clear,” said Darryl Warner with the West Virginia Division of Highways in Pendleton County.

Most of the people, who spoke with WHSV, in Pendleton county were not worried about much of anything Monday night.

In fact, the county's 911 center had their normal staff working Monday night.

They were somewhat concerned about wind or snow on leave covered trees but they also hoped for a quick melt.

“My grandmother told me when she was a child, they had a big snow in April. I'm not sure when, but it was gone the next day, and had warmed up.”

Extra highway crews were out Monday night just in case.

They kept an eye on things and were happy with the work they've already done.

“We treated them last night. The mountaintops and so fourth. So they were just a little slushy this morning. But that was it. We didn't have any trouble at all.”


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