Wrapping up a week of sub-freezing temperatures, the weekend in the Ohio Valley started with more snow and when it coated the frozen, untreated secondary roads, it became slick, causing a number of accidents.
Early Saturday, the sheriffs of Belmont and Noble counties issued Level One driving emergencies, meaning the roads were slippery with blowing and drifting snow, and drivers should be cautious.
In Marshall County, no driving emergency was declared, but many drivers learned the hard way that the roads were treacherous.
Ronald Eugene Neff of Glen Easton lost control of his pickup truck on a curve on Fork Ridge, and his truck rolled over. Neff told 7 News he had to climb out the window, and was not hurt.
Another accident involving a tractor trailer had traffic at a stand still along Interstate 70 heading west. According to authorities the vehicle and jack-knifed onto the left hand side of the highway. Traffic was reportedly backed-up for miles.
Tow truck drivers said they had a busy morning with all the accidents.
Police everywhere indicated they were busy responding to accidents, especially on secondary roads. They urge drivers to assume that the roads are slippery, and drive according to conditions.
Many of those Level One driving emergencies have been lifted.
7News has learned of traffic is backed up on Interstate 70 toward Washington, Pa. east of Claysville, Pa. due to a tractor trailer accident.
According to witnesses at the scene the vehicle appeared to lose control and jack-knifed onto the left hand side of the highway. Authorities are responding to the scene.
7News is working for you at the scene to find out more. Stay with 7News and WTRF.com for updates.