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Blowing snow and cold temps causing problems

Blowing snow and cold temps causing problems

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) -- Snow started just before the morning commute on Thursday and continued through most of the day. That kept many roads slick and snow covered.

Now crews are battling some of the snow they've already scooped off the road. High winds are blowing snow across many roadways leading to very slick conditions.

Columbus has 68 plows out on the roads while ODOT has more than 130.

Crashes all over central Ohio had many police agencies responding to only those with injuries. One person was killed in a crash in Madison County on State Route 207 south of Mount Sterling.

Level 2 snow emergencies have been issued in Fayette, Pickaway, PIke, and Ross County which means you should only travel if it is essential. Level 1 snow emergencies were declared in Coshocton, Delaware, Fairfield, Hocking, Licking, Logan, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Muskingum, Perry, and Union Counties. That simply means that roads are slick and travel is discouraged.

The highest snowfall totals are in Greene and Fayette County, where 5.5" fell. 5" were recorded in Canal Winchester and Tarlton. Hilliard picked up 4.5" of snow while 4" was measured in Washington Court House, 3.8" at the OSU Airport, 3.5" in Circleville, 3" in Hebron, 2.5" in Logan.

Many schools are already delaying classes for Friday. Click here for the full list.

 

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