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October 30, 2012


Scary storm makes its arrival


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School, events cancelled in the area

By Sarah Plummer

register-herald reporter

Snowfall and wind may interfere with Halloween activities. Among the cities that have trick-or-treat scheduled tonight are Ansted, Fayetteville, Summersville, Richwood and Oceana.

By Monday afternoon, many town officials said it was too early to tell if their trick-or-treat festivities would be canceled. Parents should use their own discretion and/or contact their city hall prior to going out.

A Tailgate Trick or Treat scheduled for Wednesday at the Greenbrier Valley Medical Center has been canceled.

All branches of the Raleigh County Public Library closed at noon Monday and the library expects it will also be closed today due to inclement weather. They urge patrons to call before attempting to visit.

Mountain State University announced at 5 p.m. Monday that it would be running two hours late on its inclement weather schedule. Classes may, however, be canceled by morning depending on weather conditions.

Concord University’s Athens and Beckley campuses will be closed today.

In addition, National Park Service Chief of Interpretation and Visitor Services Robin Snyder announced all New River Gorge National River visitor centers, campgrounds and trails are closed until further notice due to the storm.

This includes Grandview, Canyon Rim, Sandstone and Thurmond Visitor Centers as well as camping near Thurmond, Price, Glade Creek Road, Backus Mountain Road, Cunard, Thayer, and Gauley River National Recreation Area.

Beckley Mayor Emmett Pugh announced the Beckley City hall offices located at 409 S. Kanawha St. will be closed today.

Raleigh, Wyoming and Greenbrier courts will also be closed today.

The Beckley Area Foundation’s Grant Workshop slated for 4:40 p.m. today has been canceled and the Raleigh County Commission on Aging Glen Daniel and Coal City Nutrition Sites will also be closed today.

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