Video/News: Snowfall causing multiple crashes, traffic delays

Heavy, wet snow is causing numerous issues with travel Monday morning throughout southern West Virginia. Multiple crashes are being reported and several vehicles have slid off roadways.  Meanwhile, more than 15,000 power outages were reported in West Virginia on Appalachian Power Co.’s website. Lincoln County had more than 5,200 customers without service, Wayne County had more than 2,400 customers without power and Lincoln and Kanawha counties each had more than 1,300 customers without service. Northbound Greenbrier Street in Charleston has reopened after poor travel conditions and a crash. The Charleston Police Department temporarily shut down Greenbrier Street in both directions from Hillcrest Drive to Airport Road.  Yeager Airport is open, and Airport Road has been kept clear. Travelers should check their airline for any disruption to flight schedules. Airport Director Terry Sayre said in a news release there had been some flight delays and cancellations caused by airline operations, but the cancellations are not due to the conditions of the airport’s runway or roadway. Bridge Road at Walnut Road in Charleston also currently is shut down because vehicles are stuck on the hill. A couple of tractor-trailers are stuck in ditches on U.S. 119 and Interstate 77 southbound.Multiple school closures have been announced due to inclement weather, including Kanawha County. Some schools also have delays. See our complete closings list here. The snowfall rate is at 2 to 4 inches an hour, Eyewitness News Meteorologist Doug Harlow said. Power outages and damage to trees is possible. This story will be updated.

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