COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Commuters in most of Ohio were grappling with the double-whammy of heavy snow and freezing rain, making roads extremely hazardous.
Much of the state was slammed with 4 to 8 inches of snow late Tuesday and early Wednesday, closing hundreds of schools that have already run out of calamity days this winter.
Officials were advising people to stay off the roads if possible Wednesday morning and some local governments and businesses closed or delayed opening. Scattered power outages were reported.
Many counties declared snow emergencies. Commuters who must drive were advised to allow extra time.
A winter storm warning was in effect until 10 a.m. Wednesday, with ice-storm and flood warnings for the southern sections of the state.
The storm was expected to move out by the afternoon.