Snow forecast prompts WVU to cancel spring football game

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2017, file photo, West Virginia quarterback Will Grier (7) attempts a pass during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Delaware State in Morgantown, W.Va. The Big 12 boasts some of the nation’s top quarterbacks, whether it’s Baker Mayfield at Oklahoma, Mason Rudolph at Oklahoma State or Will Grier at West Virginia. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson, File)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Much of West Virginia is due for another blast of winter.
The National Weather Service says southern and western sections of the state could get 4 inches or more of snow starting Friday night.
A winter storm watch has been posted for Cabell, Lincoln, Mason, Putnam and Wayne counties. Other areas of the state are expected to get lesser amounts.
The forecast has prompted West Virginia University to cancel its scheduled spring football game in Morgantown on Saturday.
WVU athletic director Shane Lyons says the move was made to assure the safety of the players as well as fans who might be traveling to the game.