City of Morgantown Winter Weather Update
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – With the weather forecast predicting accumulating snow tonight into Tuesday morning the Morgantown Public Works Department is prepped and ready to respond. Currently, the Public Works Department has 8 plow trucks and approximately 2,400 tons of salt on hand to treat, and clear city streets and manage any accumulation. Public Works will operate 3 plows tonight and will adjust as conditions necessitate.
Public Works crews will work as fast as they can to clear any snow accumulation on city streets. Although, it’s important to follow these tips when driving in snow or ice conditions:
Before driving your vehicle, clean snow, ice or dirt from the windows, the forward sensors, headlights, tail lights, backup camera and other sensors around the vehicle.
Drive slowly. It’s harder to control or stop your vehicle on a slick or snow-covered surface. On the road, increase your following distance enough so that you’ll have plenty of time to stop for vehicles ahead of you.
When stopping, avoid sudden movements of the steering wheel. Avoid locking of brakes as it will cause a loss of steering and control.
The Public Works Department has a scheduled response to inclement winter weather. For information on this plan visit www.morgantownwv.gov/snowplan