OCEANA, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Authorities in the Oceana area are warning residents of the dangers of travel in the current weather conditions.
Following the drastic shift in temperatures during the AM hours Friday, conditions in many areas throughout Southern West Virginia have dropped to single digit temps, with the Town of Oceana falling into such a category itself.
These changes have resulted in icy road conditions which will undoubtedly complicate matters for both residents of the area hoping to travel and for motorists passing through.
”Road conditions are dangerous. The roads are extremely slick in most places and covered in ice,” read a transit alert released at 9:50 am Friday by the Oceana Fire Department. “Please do not travel unless you have an emergency.”
A prior announcement from the department warned of the anticipated plummeting temperatures during the morning hours as well as the intense wind chill expected to become prevalent throughout the day.
“After 7am, the highest temperature we will see is 4° (four degrees) for over 24 hours,” read the statement, released at around midnight on Friday.
”We are under a winter weather advisory from 1am tonight until noon tomorrow (12/23), a wind chill warning from 6am tomorrow until noon Saturday, and finally a wind advisory from 3am tonight until 7am on Saturday (12/24).”
Additionally, the department has warned residents of the area to remain indoors if at all possible to avoid the frigid outdoor conditions.
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