Gov. Tomblin Declares State of Emergency With Winter Storm

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 Heavy rains have transitioned to significant snowfall in West Virginia as a storm system slowly winds its way through the state.

The National Weather Service says up to a foot of snow is forecast in parts of the state by Thursday night.

Appalachian Power has crews prepared to respond to power outages, although the utility says no widespread power failures are anticipated.

On Wednesday, high water from heavy rains forced roads to close in at least 30 of the state’s 55 counties. In Logan County, the rain-swollen Guyandotte River washed away a temporary causeway connecting Madison Creek and Neibert Bottom.

In northern West Virginia, the National Weather Service says the Tygart Valley River is forecast to crest nearly 3 feet above flood stage Thursday in Belington and Philippi.

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