A blog by Don Smith, WVPA Executive Director:
Posted on Feb. 8, 2014.
Picture a cold, miserable winter with lots of snow, ice, freezing pipes and dangerous roads. You can almost see the people, bundled up in the bulky winter coats, hats and gloves with steamy breath escaping as they struggle to travel in wintry conditions.
Yes, thanks to the outstanding photographers at our WVPA member newspapers, you can see this winter.
Charleston Gazette photo by Kenny Kemp
With temperatures around 10 degrees Tuesday afternoon, Keith Mullens, the crossing guard outside Sacred Heart Grade School in Charleston, exposes the least amount of skin he can. Mullens was one of the few school crossing guards working Tuesday across West Virginia — most counties canceled classes, and many were to be closed Wednesday as well, with temperatures again expected to approach zero degrees.
Daily Athenaeum photo by Kyle Monroe
Brittany Newsome, a sophomore public relations major and sister in Alpha Omicron Pi, gets pulled down Price Street by junior landscape architecture major Nic Fledderus’ dog, Beau.
Register-Herald photo by F. Brian Ferguson
Jimmy Brown gives a snow blower a workout Wednesday morning as he clears snow drifts from Tuesday night’s storm at the entrance of Capitol Storage in Beckley. Snow is forecast over the next few days, but no significant accumulation is expected. Chilly temperatures are also expected to continue with highs only nearing 30 and lows down to 0.
Register-Herald photo by Brad Davis
Pocahontas Times photo
Herald-Dispatch photo by Lori Wolfe
Ice forms on the Ohio River as temperatures drop below freezing on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Huntington.
Photo by Marcus Constantino of the Charleston Daily Mail
U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin, right, speaks with an unidentified person at the Freedom Industries site on Barlow Drive, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Charleston, W.Va. Goodwin said members of the FBI Hazardous Materials Response Unit are in the process of collecting documents, interviewing witnesses and collecting photographic evidence inside the tank that leaked Crude MCHM and PPH on Thursday, Jan. 9.
Pocahontas Times photo by Suzanne Stewart
A National Guardsman with the 2nd Battalion 19th Special Forces Group shows Boy Scout Troop 289 of Madison how to build a fire with limited materials during the Winter Camporee last weekend.
Register-Herald photo by Rick Barbero
A lone miniature horse explores his snow-covered farm in Beaver, perhaps enjoying the high temperature that reached the freezing mark Thursday. Warmer weather is forecast today with the high expected to reach 45. On Saturday a high of 54 is forecast.
Photo provided to Parkersburg News-Sentinel
Miles Evenson, assistant superintendent for Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park, stands near the boat dock on the island.
Journal photo by Ron Agnir
Many trees laden with ice bend under the strain of the extra weight Wednesday afternoon in Hedgesville.
Parkersburg News and Sentinel photo by Wayne Towner
As temperatures rose this week, the ice covering the Little Kanawha River started to break up Tuesday, creating ice jams like this one along the river in the Happy Valley area.