Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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February 11, 2014

Winter storm warning for heavy, wet snow now in effect for entire region

BLUEFIELD — Most of the region is now under a winter storm warning for heavy snow issued by the National Weather Service.

Forecasters say the area could see upwards of 10 inches of snow or more. The winter storm warning is in effect from 1 p.m. Wednesday to 6 p.m. Thursday. In anticipation of the approaching storm, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency in the Commonwealth.

Forecasters say heavy snow is expected in both Virgina and parts of West Virginia. The snow is expected to be heavy and wet and may weigh down on tree limbs and power lines, according to the warning. Sporadic power outages could occur.A winter storm warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Travel conditions can be become hazardous and snow that is heavy and wet could lead to sporadic power outages.

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