Governor Justice orders State of Emergency for West Virginia

West Virginia state seal. Used by written permission by Chief Deputy and Chief of Staff of West Virginia Chuck Flannery

Governor Jim Justice has declared a state of Emergency for all 55 West Virginia Counties due to the winter storm.

Northern, Central, and Southern parts of West Virginia are under a Winter Storm Warning through Saturday, January 20  at 10 a.m.

A possible 3 to 5 additional inches are possible in some parts of the state followed by bitter Artic cold and wind.

Justice is asking all West Virginians to be prepared for possible power outages and pay attention to media outlets for information.

The Governor is also asking that citizens check on their neighbors as well.

A State of Emergency allows state agencies to coordinate ahead of inclement weather and be on standby 24 7 manning the Emergency Operations Center.

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