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Bone-chilling temps, snow hit West Virginia

January 3, 2014
Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginians are waking up to bone-chilling temperatures and scattered snow showers.

The National Weather Service reported a temperature of 7 degrees in Beckley at 5 a.m. Friday. High temperatures in the teens were forecast for many areas, with wind chill factors as low as 15 to 20 degrees below zero in the morning.

Media outlets report several traffic accidents on roads covered with ice and snow. Some areas in the eastern part of the state had up to 6 inches of snow. The weather service said light, blowing snow was expected to continue in some areas Friday morning before tapering off later in the day. Winter weather advisories and warnings were issued for most of the state.

Many schools were closed or opening late.



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