BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Morgan County Sheriff KC Bohrer says while today’s expected snowfall may be a snow lover’s dream come true, his department is concentrating on safety.
The National Weather Service is predicting as much as a foot or more of snow may fall during the nearly 24-hour Winter Weather advisory period today into tomorrow.
Travel may become treacherous or impossible at times.
Sheriff Bohrer says to check your equipment and your skill level.
“We’re going to have icy, slippery roads and we don’t like to see crashes and fatalities, so it’s time to check your car, check your tires, check your abilities. Be very cognizant of how you drive in the slick and wintery weather and try not to become a statistic or a crash victim,” he says.
Bohrer cautions drivers take your time and use common sense on driving on snow covered roads and DO NOT drive on them unless you have to or until they are plowed and treated.
Martinsburg Mayor Harriet Johnson asks folks to be patient as public works employees work to keep the roads safe. “Stay off the roads. Let them get their work done. We’re hoping by the weekend they’ll be able to pick up the snow piles. It takes time.”
And when the streets are clear? Come to downtown Martinsburg for the holidays.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning from 7 this morning until 4 a.m. Thursday.