An ice floe that formed in the eastbound tube of the Wheeling Tunnel has been causing a slippery situation for area drivers, and despite warmer temperatures, the floe remains.
Coming into Wheeling from Ohio or from Wheeling Island, the floe is located inside the entrance on the left. It is a large pad of ice, which stretches down from the wall and is frozen to the floor. Cars enter, and each one hits their brakes as they see the ice, causing a potential traffic hazard.
David Millhouse of the Department of Highways said they treat the ice with calcium every day and every night, and when that doesn't work, they scrape it out with an end-loader when it builds up too much. However, Millhouse expects it will all be gone soon, with the spring thaw.