(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – The tri-state is being buried beneath its first significant snowfall of 2011 Tuesday.
Snow building up on U.S. 50 in Greendale
early Tuesday morning.
Kyle Luebbe-Eagle 99.3
The snow will continue falling until about 6:00 p.m. with up to four inches according to the National Weather Service. Later tonight and Wednesday the region could see another inch combined with winds in excess of 25 MPH causing drifting. A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for the entire Eagle 99.3 listening area until midnight.
Snowfall started later than expected around 7:00 a.m. and allowed the morning commute to take place without much interruption. By 8:00 there were reports of slideoffs and by 9:00 Boone County, Ky. and Franklin County, Ind. had each gone under level 1 snow emergencies.
Motorists tell Eagle 99.3 U.S. 50 is icy especially west of Aurora to Jennings County. Interstate 275 was reportedly slick near the Miamitown exit in Whitewater Township.
Many state roads are covered with just tire tracks visible.
Residents in the City of Greendale have been asked to park their cars off the street if possible so that the city’s plows can better clear the snow.
Winter weather is causing problems for travelers at the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport. Almost 70 flights have been cancelled. Some of those are because of even worse winter weather in southern states affecting flights inbound from airports in Atlanta and Washington, D.C.
Most every school district has closed for the day, aside from three in Ripley County which attempted to make a full day. Jac-Cen-Del, Milan, and South Ripley schools had classes begin at their normal times. As of this report, only South Ripley Community Schools had announced an early dismissal of students at 12:30 p.m.
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