Heavy snow fells Charleston flea market roof

Charleston Gazette-Mail photo by Chris Dorst Part of an outdoor roof at the Capitol Flea Market, north of Charleston, collapsed under the weight of last weekend’s snow.
Charleston Gazette-Mail photo by Chris Dorst  Part of an outdoor roof at the Capitol Flea Market, north of Charleston, collapsed under the weight of last weekend’s snow.
Charleston Gazette-Mail photo by Chris Dorst
Part of an outdoor roof at the Capitol Flea Market, north of Charleston, collapsed under the weight of last weekend’s snow.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The snow from last weekend’s winter storm might have stopped Saturday, but West Virginia residents are likely to feel the effects for a while.

As of Monday evening, most main roads and interstates had been cleared off in Kanawha County, and crews were focusing on secondary streets, said C.W. Sigman, deputy director of the Kanawha Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

“They’re getting better and better, but I’m sure there are a lot of back roads that still have problems,” Sigman said.

He also said many private roads are barely passable, since neither the city nor state plows them.

Schools in Kanawha County are closed for a fourth day today, and many other counties have followed suit, blaming road conditions. However, many businesses, restaurants and government offices opened as normal on Monday, and the West Virginia Legislature returned to Charleston to begin work again.

Part of the roof at the Capitol Flea Market, near Capital High School, just north of Charleston, collapsed under the weight of the weekend’s snow…

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