The first significant snowfall of the season makes it way into the Ohio Valley Tuesday, causing hazardous driving conditions and many schools in the area to close.
People in the Wheeling area didn’t seem to mind the weather much, though; happy to see a coating of white stuff on the ground. Nearly 2 inches on the ground with more snow continuing to fall throughout the day into the evening.
Bill Driscroll with the Greater Wheeling Homeless Coalition spent most of the morning our blowing show from sidewalks in the East Wheeling area, “We’re out here enjoying the first snow of the season. It’s pretty great to see something like this, Driscoll said.
The snow covered roads had made for slick travel throughout the morning, but some applauded the efforts of the city and had faith they’d do there best to keep the roads safe. “Well… I think it’s kind of cold and kind of clammy, but I’m pretty sure the work crew of the city will take care of business,” said Jimmy Hurt of Wheeling.
If you did plan on heading out on the roads one man offered this piece of advise,”Take it slow and just make sure your windows are clean and just take your time. There’s no reason to hurry,” said Jeff Craig of Wheeling.
With the significant amount of snow combined with the cold temps, a number of our area schools were either delayed or canceled, brining about a day off for some in the area,”Well actually I’m a teacher, so I have the day off today, so I don’t have much to do today, said Sean Decker, a teacher in Ohio County.