BELMONT COUNTY was under a Level 1 Emergency today, according to the Belmont County Sheriff's Office. Level?I means that roadways are hazardous and may be icy.
According to the St. Clairsville Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol, troopers responded to 19 accidents on Tuesday up to 3 a.m. today. A spokesperson said the accidents were "fender benders" and there were no serious injuries. He said the accidents were on roads in all areas of the county.
Roads in Belmont County this morning were wet and motorists were advised to drive slow. The Belmont County Engineering Department had employees working on the roads until 8 p.m. Tuesday. They were back on the job at 4 a.m. today. Dayle Conaway, road supervisor at the Roscoe Road garage, said truck were loaded with salt and road clearing material.
Kim Mercer, spokesperson at the ODOT garage in Morristown, said crews were out all night and this morning with salt to clear the roads. She said the roads were wet and advised motorists to drive with caution.
Roads in Jefferson County were clear but wet, according to John Petrisko, transportation manager. He said crews were out all night, and this morning were in the process of plowing berms.
A spokesperson at the Harrison County ODOT garage said roads were in good shape, but advised motorists to drive with caution. He said crews were out all night working to make the roads safe.
Roads in Monroe County were also wet but clear.
A spokesperson at the ODOT garage said road crews were busy most of the night and early this morning.