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Chaplin Pileup

Snow, ice forces road to close for 2 hours

Tuesday’s snow and ice caused several accidents across Monongalia County, including an 18-vehicle collision on Chaplin Hill Road.

Monongalia County Sheriff Perry Palmer said five people were taken to the hospital as a result of the accident on Chaplin Hill Road. Their conditions were unknown in time for this report.

Palmer said the accident was caused by the snow and ice.

The pileup was reported at 11:58 a.m. A MECCA 911 supervisor said the road was closed shortly after the accident and re-opened at about 2 p.m.

Three other accidents were reported to MECCA between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m., a supervisor said.