(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – If folks say they aren’t tired of snow yet, they may be gluttons for icy roads and school closings.
As you can see, nearly five inches of snow
fell in Osgood by 6:00 p.m. Thursday.
submitted by Cindy Dell-Espelage
National Weather Service says 5.6 inches of snow were recorded Thursday at the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport. The latest blast brings the 2010-2011 winter total to 28 inches, already making it the tri-state’s fourth snowiest winter on record.
Winter ends March 19.
The Friday morning commute may end up being as nasty as Thursday night’s. Overnight temperatures dipped to 10 degrees, rendering salt ineffective and refreezing much of the moisture on the roads.
Most roads are covered in ice for the morning commute, including U.S. 50 and other main roads. Traffic monitor ARTIMIS says average speeds on tri-state highways including I-275 and I-74 are at about 45 MPH as of 6:30 a.m.
According to the weather Service, Friday’s high temperature will only reach 15 with wind chills making it feel as low as -5.
Icy roads caused two crashes with injuries on I-74 Thursday afternoon. Indiana State Police at the Versailles Post reported one person was seriously hurt in a wreck near the Indiana-Ohio state line. Another person was injured when they were involved in a crash seven miles west of Batesville at the 142 mile marker.
Due to the hazardous conditions, most are counties have issued travel advisories. Franklin, Ohio, and Kenton counties are each at a Level 2 Friday morning.
Officials in Boone, Grant, Hamilton and Ripley counties ordered Level 1 snow emergencies Thursday.
The advisory level details vary from county to county, but using the general rule of thumb Level 1 means use caution, Level 2 is only necessary travel, and a Level 3 means only emergency travel is allowed. Find a list of snow emergencies on our closings and cancellations page.