WAYNE — A winter storm covered the Tri-State area Thursday afternoon and canceled school in Wayne and Cabell counties Friday.
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning to the region beginning Thursday afternoon and into Friday morning. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches was possible, the NWS said. That night, possible snow accumulation was 1 to 3 inches.
The accumulation hit highs of 10 inches in Wayne County.
Local schools, including Cabell, Wayne, Putnam and Lincoln counties, released students early Thursday in anticipation of the weather. Marshall University closed its campuses at 2 p.m.
The snow began around 2 p.m. and by 3 p.m. roadways were covered. As the storm intensified, roads became nearly impassable with many left stranded between Huntington and Wayne and the southern end of Wayne.
Heavy rainfall on Saturday evening and into Sunday left the county dealing with deep standing water in roadways and flash flooding in others.
Wayne County schools operated on a 2-hour-delay Monday morning, with Dunlow and Genoa closing for the day.