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Storm closes schools, causes delays in W.Va.

March 3, 2014
Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Public schools across West Virginia are closed and some government offices are delaying openings because of a winter storm.

The storm began Sunday as rain and changed overnight to sleet and then snow. Winter storms remain in effect through Monday evening for most of the state.

The National Weather Service says up to a foot of snow is possible in parts of Nicholasl, Webster, Pocahontas and Randolph counties. Other areas could see 6 inches to 8 inches of snow.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is asking state employees to delay going to work until 10:30 a.m. Monday, except for those providing weather-related support.

The Kanawha County Courthouse in Charleston has delayed opening until 10:30 a.m.

West Virginia State University in Institute is closed Monday.

Utilities reported about 400 outages Monday morning.



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