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NWS says snow squall could affect parts of Putnam, Kanawha

January 11, 2019

A snow squall will impact a portion of central West Virginia this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

Just after noon, a snow squall was located along a line extending from near Ripley to near Sissonville to near Buffalo, the NWS reported.

According to its special weather statement, a quick accumulation of snow of a half-inch to an inch may occur with this burst of snow.

Affected locations are expected to include Charleston and Nitro in Kanawha County, and Poca and Bancroft in Putnam County, including Interstate 64 in West Virginia between mile markers 49 and 57.

Motorists are asked to use extra caution if they must travel into or through the snow squall. Rapid changes in visibility and potentially slick roads are likely to lead to accidents.

West Virginians in northeastern Mason, northern Kanawha, and northeastern Putnam counties are encouraged to be prepared for snow or ice-covered roads.

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