The West Virginia Department of Transportation & Division of Highways have been doing a good job of keeping people updated on constantly changing road conditions via their Facebook and Twitter pages this week.
To give you an idea of the struggles they’ve been having in more rural areas of the state, this morning they shared this image from the WV Division of Forestry:
Today, the DOH posted an update on the status of road cleanup efforts is going in each of the Division’s 10 districts. For a reminder, here’s a map outlining the 10 Districts:
Here’s the current status update from DOH:
Breakdown of road situation around the state:
Still working hard in Boone County to clear roads. Many trees and lines down which are hindering our efforts.
Wayne & Lincoln Counties should be cleared up by the end of the week.
It’s going to take a little longer to get the roads under control in Logan & Mingo Counties.
Counties pretty much under control. A few more trees downed in Roane County last night.
Still digging out in Preston & Taylor Counties
Bringing in crews from other counties and National Guard to help out. Trying to get roads cleared where power crews need to access.
A couple of roadways closed due to high water. Sending crews to help out in snow covered counties.
Slide on Co Rt 23 in Marshall County. Open to one lane of traffic.
Sending crews to help out in snow covered counties.
Barbour: all primary roads open. Working to clear secondary routes. Hope to have them clear by Thursday evening.
Braxton: all roads open, but some are down to one lane.
Lewis: all roads open, still removing some debris.
Upshur: All primary roads open. 50% of secondary roads open.
Southern half of Upshur got significant snowfall. National guard called in to help and hope to have secondary roads opened up by Friday.
Webster: All primary roads open. WV 15 towards Randolph Co still closed. Have snow blower and tree cutting crew out.
WV 82 to Cowen: NO LARGE TRUCKS PERMITTED. Low hanging trees is causing trucks to get stuck. DOH hired tree trimming crews to come in today.
Tucker: Additional 3-6 inches of snow fell Wednesday night. All primary routes open. Still working to clear secondary roads.
Fayette & Nicholas: more trees falling. Most primary routes open. working to get secondary roads open. Big issue with clearing trees due to downed utility lines.
Raleigh roads remain issue. Working to clear some secondary roads now.
As always, you can check current road conditions across the state by clicking here: http://www.transportation.wv.gov/highways/traffic/Pages/roadconditions.aspx