Winter Storm Nearing

The forecast is getting deeper, and travel could become very difficult.  

A winter weather ADVISORY is in effect for Ross, Pike and Scioto Counties from 4 am Saturday to 7 am Sunday, with total snow accumulations of 3 to 5.  

The areas of Southwest Ohio previously under a Winter Storm Watch are now under a Winter Storm WARNING, in effect from 4 am Saturday to 7 am Sunday, for parts of of Southeast Indiana, Northern Kentucky and South Central and Southwest Ohio.  Heavy snow is expected, with total accumulations of 4 to 6 inches expected. 

Log into the closings and delays page on our websites, and listen for updates.  

In preparation for the storm, ODOT crews are pre-treating routes, fine-tuning equipment and loading trucks this afternoon, and the first round of snowplow operators will begin patrols at 4 a.m. Saturday. 

Crews will then roll into 12-hour shifts at noon tomorrow and continue working through duration of the storm, applying materials and plowing roadways as needed.

If you have to be out on the roads following expected snowfall this weekend, safety experts advise you to be prepared for an emergency - just in case.

AAA recommends a first-aid kit, water, and snacks.  Also, grab a bag of salt, sand, or even cat litter - it will help you with traction, if your car ends up stuck in the snow.

Make sure you have a blanket and flashlight in the car, and also carry jumper cables. 

Turn your hazard blinkers on if you're stuck.  If you need help, raising your hood is a universal sign of distress - especially if you can leave your trunk or tailgate open, too. 

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