Multiple accidents attributed to storm

Snow blanketed the region Monday evening and created slippery conditions for drivers in Randolph and Barbour counties.

Elkins Police Chief Rob White said there was a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Davis Avenue and 11th Street Monday afternoon.

A Toyota Echo, driven by Lola Spotloe of Elkins, was reported to be sitting at the traffic light, southbound on Davis, White said. During the stop, a Dodge Dakota, driven by Christopher Tackett of Mill Creek, reportedly turned right from 11th Street onto Davis and struck the Echo.

White said there were no injuries as a result of the accident.

In Barbour County, Cindy Hart, the director of the Barbour County Office of Emergency Management, said several wrecks took place on State Route 57 and State Route 92.

According to Hart, a tractor trailer struck a guard rail along 92 and there was another reported accident of a car striking a guard rail along 57.

She said there was also a fender bender between two vehicles on 57.

“(State Route) 57 was really bad yesterday,” she told the Inter-Mountain Tuesday.

Despite multiple wrecks and poor conditions, however, Hart said there were no injuries reported Monday night.

Hart had no additional details about any of the Monday evening accidents. Barbour County Law Enforcement officials were not available for comment or details.

– Andy Roche, meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said a fast-moving weather system will be crossing over Elkins this morning.

He said higher elevations in the county are predicted to receive one to three inches of snow. Lower elevations, he said, will experience less accumulation with no more than one inch.

By this afternoon, Roche said, the snow should end.

He said there will be no rain or snow tonight but residents may see rain Thursday.

“There is a good chance of precipitation for Thursday night,” he said.

Roche said dry weather will return by Saturday, accompanying an increase in temperature.

The NWS website lists the high temperature prediction for Wednesday as 35 degrees and says it will increase over the coming days.

Temperatures are predicted to reach the mid-40s Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The low today is predicted to be 18 degrees and is expected to climb to the mid-30s Thursday night and mid-20s Friday night.

Contact Casey Houser by email at chouser@theintermountain. com.