Many wrecks reported on ‘extremely hazardous’ roads

Buckhannon, W.Va. — Multiple wrecks have been reported around Upshur County Tuesday morning, with emergency responders calling the roads ‘extremely hazardous.’

A sheriff’s deputy slid off Mt. Nebo Road while responding to a disabled vehicle, becoming one of about six vehicles in the ditch on that stretch of road.

“It is nothing but a sheet of ice,” one first responder radioed the 911 center.

Other wrecks were reported in the Hodgesville area, near Middle Fork and around the Buckhannon area. As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, Little Sand Run was shut down due to a two-vehicle accident.

The Department of Highways has deployed all available units to treat the roads, but many are still dangerously slick.

“As the first substantial snowfall hits our area, first responders Have been responding to numerous vehicle wrecks this morning,” the Adrian Volunteer Fire Department wrote on their Facebook page. “This is due to the fact that most secondary roadways and the bridges on the four-lane (Route 33) are either snow or ice covered. Please use extra caution and watch for emergency vehicles if you have to travel, and if travel is not necessary please stay off the roads.”

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