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Kanawha County Metro says more than 230 accidents reported during Thursday snowstorm

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KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – In an eleven-hour period, Thursday Metro 911 took nearly as many calls as the emergency agency typically takes in an entire day.

That is according to Rick McElhinny deputy director of Kanawha County’s Metro 911 tells 13 News that on an average the agency takes between 1,500-1,600 calls daily.

He says that from 1 p.m. until midnight Thursday the agency took 1,403 calls.  In all Thursday incoming calls totaled 1,835.

“Definitely limit travel if you can to allow Mother Nature and the road crews time to get things back to normal. If you must travel, please drive slow, give yourself extra travel time, and leave plenty of space between the vehicles around you,” 911 officials said.

From the time the snow started falling around 1:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. 233 accidents were reported.  48 of those accidents involved injuries.

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