Snowfall blamed for multiple crashes across the Mid-Ohio Valley

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Snowfall that blanketed the region Sunday is being blamed for multiple crashes on Mid-Ohio Valley roads Sunday and Monday, including more than 30 in Wood County alone.

The Wood County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to more than 30 crashes over a 24-hour period between Sunday morning and 10:00 a.m. Monday.

In one crash shortly after 7 a.m. Monday, a driver told WTAP he lost control of his Surbaru on Staunton Turnpike near Kanawha Hill.

The driver says he sustained some minor cuts after his car spun around twice and rolled over into the ditch.

Deputies say injuries were reported in at least a half-dozen of the accidents, but none of those appeared to be life-threatening.

The Washington County Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol says it responded to 9 crashes since midnight Sunday, but only 3 of those crashes resulted in injuries.

The Parkersburg Detachment of the West Virginia State Police responded to 2 minor crashes, with no injuries, in Wood County between Noon on Sunday and 3:00 p.m. Monday.

Marietta Police say they responded to 4 minor crashes within the city limits between Noon on Sunday and 3:00 p.m. Monday.

Belpre Police responded to zero crashes during the same time period.

WTAP has left messages with Parkersburg Police and Williamstown Police to see how many crashes they're responded to on Sunday and Monday, as a result of the snow and ice on the roads.