West Virginia gets heavy snow from superstorm

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Parts of West Virginia and some neighboring states have seen blizzard conditions today, as wet snow and high winds spin off the edge of superstorm Sandy.

The National Weather Service reports a foot or more of snow in lower elevations of West Virginia, while some mountain areas are getting more than two feet. A blizzard warning for more than a dozen counties is in effect until tomorrow afternoon.

West Virginia's governor, Earl Ray Tomblin, says the roofs of at least three homes collapsed under the weight of heavy snow. No injuries were reported.

Authorities closed nearly 50 miles of Interstate 68 on either side of the West Virginia-Maryland state line for hours early today because of blizzard conditions and stuck vehicles.

Maryland State Police say several tractor-trailers jackknifed on a stretch of the highway over a mountain, causing about 200 vehicles to back up behind them.

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