As of 2 p.m. Friday, the level 1 snow emergency in Belmont County has been lifted.
Belmont County remains under a level 1 snow emergency as of Friday morning.
Meanwhile, Up to 8 inches of snow and wind gusts up to 35 mph were forecast in the central and southern mountain counties of West Virginia.
The northern mountains and some lower elevations were expected to receive up to 6 inches.
Winter storm warnings were posted in 17 counties. Schools were canceled Friday in at least 40 counties.
Belmont County was placed under a level one snow emergency Thursday night according to local officials.
The Belmont County Sheriff's Office placed the county under the level one emergency after snow began to hit the area.
According to the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness Snow Emergency Classifications, a level one snow emergency is defined as roadways being hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.
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