Ice Snow, Cause Treacherous Conditions Across the Ohio Valley, Power Lines Close to Ice Limit
Weirton this morning.
Ohio Valley residents were met with treacherous driving conditions Wednesday morning after a wintry mix of ice and snow fell across the region.
Reports of power flickering and local outages have been making their way across social media.
WTRF Meteorologist Brian Davis observed ice accumulations between a quarter to a half inch on power lines earlier Wednesday morning. Power lines are close to being at the 3/4 inch accumulated limit at which lines can start to come down.
As of Wednesday morning, roads in the lower elevations are still slushy, and with below freezing temperatures expected to return later Wednesday afternoon, some slush will likely re-freeze.
Elevated areas are still seeing very slick and dangerous secondary roads as of Wednesday morning.
Temperatures will fall through late afternoon, and overnight lows will be in the mid teens. Ice jam flooding is still going to be a large concern over the next few days as well. A winter storm warning expires at 1 p.m. Wednesday.