Only essential state workers are to report to work Monday

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has asked non-essential state employees to not report to work today. The governor says a great deal of progress has been made so far with the cleanup, but with the power outages still a problem and emergency vehilces needing the roads, the governor wants most people to stay home. Only travel if you absolutely have to. Only essential state employees like those who provide services "relating to the health, safety and welfare of citizens" are required to report to work Monday, in addition to those who are designated by their directors, according to a news release.

State employees who are unsure if they should report to work can call 304-558-9117 or 888-558-9117.