CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — As some West Virginians are waking up to ice and snow, the West Virginia State Police is reminding motorists to be careful.
And as conditions worsen, police said residents should drive only in an emergency and stick to roads cleared by the state Division of Highways.
Winter storm warnings and advisories are in effect from Friday morning through Saturday night.
The National Weather Service expects the Eastern Panhandle to be hit the hardest, with 16 inches to 2 feet of snow and near-blizzard conditions expected.
Summers, Monroe, Greenbrier, Pocahontas and Randolph counties could see more than a foot of snow in some areas.
Up to 8 inches of snow is expected in other parts of the state.