Just heard DoH drivers trying to get to a spot on I81 where there are some tractor trailers stuck. One driver said "leave them there and we won't have to worry about it any more." He had a good point.WV has just declared a state of emergency. "Everyone stay off the roads."
There is a mountain over this way called McGuire Mountain that has two of those "change your tail light" curves in it. It is a 6% grade for 2 and a half miles. Many a truck driver over the years has slammed into the custard stand dairy bar at the bottom and a few has just went over the hill.I can remember travelling Rt 3 from Hinton to Shady Springs when we would go to my grandparents houses. That was a nasty drive going up Hinton Mountain. You could change your tail lights on those curves. That was back pre I-64.
Ok, That's WV. Now what about the eastern panhandle?Due to the winter storm that is dropping deep snow across West Virginia, forcing some roadways to close,stranding motorists and leaving some West Virginians without power, Gov.Joe Manchin has declared a State of Emergency and authorized the National Guard to assist with snow removal and emergency assistance and operations. The Governor also ordered the implementation of the state's Emergency Operations Plan and activation Emergency Operations Center. The state of emergency allows the governor to direct special resources to the affected areas that would otherwise not be available. The state of emergency remains in effect for 30 days unless extended or rescended by another proclamation by the governor.