The West Virginia Department of Homeland Security has issued a release concerning the upcoming inclement weather:
Charleston, WV – Kanawha County Homeland Security and Emergency Management continue to monitor weather predicted for Monday morning which has been described as a wintry mix which will arrive just before dawn. Sleet and freezing rain is expected and could make for a hazardous morning commute. Travelers should use extreme caution and slow down during the morning commute. The wintry mix will transition to all rain during the midday hours on Monday and the highs in the afternoon should reach 40 degrees.
As temperatures continue to warm citizens should be concerned with frozen pipes that will now thaw out and could burst. Ample water supply should be kept at home in case of water outages due to water main breaks and boil water advisories. Power outages could occur during the wintry mix Monday morning and emergency kits should be stocked and ready.
Emergency Officials will monitor road conditions Monday morning and Metro 911 will put out notifications regarding wrecks and roads that are iced over. Tune in to local news and radio for additional information Monday morning regarding road conditions.