Weather alert

Old Man Winter was whipping Hampshire County today (Tuesday, Jan. 7) as a clipper system dashed through, dropping snow, closing schools and offices, and littering the roads with accidents.

Here’s what we know as of 2:15 p.m.:

• A state road truck reportedly hit a car head-on near Slanesville around 12:15 p.m.

• Hampshire County government offices closed at 11 a.m.

• Potomac Edison was dealing with one outage involving up to 20 customers in Capon Bridge.

• Apple Valley suspended pickups in Hampshire and Mineral counties at midday. Unfinished routes will be completed Wednesday.

• One driver was reporting U.S. 50 littered with cars off the road between Capon Bridge and Gore.

• In Mineral County, U.S. 50 between Burlington and the Keyser cutoff was reported shut down before 1 p.m. by multiple stuck vehicles.

• An accident with entrapment was reported on the Paw Paw Road in the area of Pin Oak around 1:50 p.m.

• An hour earlier crews were responding to an accident on Route 29 North about 3 miles beyond the Slanesville General Store.

• Hampshire and Mineral units were called to Route 28 near the county line for a multiple-car pileup around 11:40 a.m.

• Other accidents included no injuries on Route 259 near Capon Springs Road at 1:50 p.m., one on Grassy Lick Road at 12:40 p.m. and a 3rd at 10:40 a.m. on Jersey Mountain Road.


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