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Wintry mix causing Sunday morning accidents around the region

Dec. 08, 2013 @ 09:22 AM

HUNTINGTON - An early morning wintry mix of ice and snow has left road treacherous around the region.

 Accidents have been reported around the region as there is more than four inches of snow on top of ice on area roadways.

 At 9 a.m., the Cabell County Sheriff’s department was asking that people avoid U.S. 60 at Alternate Route 10 as it is impassable.

 At this time, in Huntington the mix is changing to sleet and freezing rain, according to WSAZ meteorologist Josh Fitzpatrick. Some areas though it has already turned to rain.

 Metro Valley 511 had reported accidents on I-77,  as well as westbound on I-61 at the mile marker 20.1 and at mile marker 38.0. There is also an eastbound I-64 wreck at mile marker 35. Also just before 9 a.m., the I-64 bridge between the Nitro and the St. Albans exits was closed for a wreck.

 In Northereastern Kentucky, crews from KYTC District 9 have crews out plowing and salting the roads, but suggest that motorists should stay home and give the roads time to get clear.
Cabell County 911 reports that I-61 is slick so slow down and drive safely. Read the Herald-Dispatch.com  for more updates on what events may be canceled today because of the weather.