Traffic backs up on Interstate 74 eastbound near the Morgan Road underpass. The traffic jam was caused by an earlier accident near the State Route 128 exit involving a jack-knifed semi.
Update posted at 12:30 p.m.:
All lanes of Interstate 74 in Hamilton County have reopened.
There was a semi hauling two trailers that overturned and stopped on a guardrail near the Miamitown/South Ripley 128 exit at about 4:00 Wednesday morning.
Nobody was hurt, but the crash cleanup took all morning. All lanes reopened around noon.
Update posted at 7:58 a.m.:
Hamilton County 911 reports that some lanes of Interstate 74 eastbound at the Miamitown/State Route 128 exit will remain closed for about six more hours.
A semi hauling double trailers jack-knifed in the eastbound lanes at about 4:00 a.m. The crash caused the truck to leak some fuel.
Dispatchers said at about 7:30 that I-74 eastbound at the scene will continue to have the right and center lanes closed for six hours. The left lane does remain open.
The accident and lane closures have resulted in an extended backup on I-74 eastbound for most of the morning.
Original story posted at 6:40 a.m.:
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - The snow storm has moved on for the most part, but we’ve still got problems across the tri-state.
The National Weather Service says 3.5 inches of snow accumulation was reported this morning at the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport. But, areas to the north got considerably more as parts of Franklin County took on seven inches of snow.
Although only trace amounts of snowfall are expected the rest of the day, a Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 1:00 Wednesday afternoon.
The accumulated snow likely won’t stick around long, however. The weather service expects temperatures to reach into the mid to upper 30s Wednesday.
Road conditions are certainly less than ideal. Franklin County is on a Level 2 or Orange snow emergency, meaning that only necessary travel is advised.
Every southeast Indiana school district opted to close for the day Wednesday. Lawrenceburg Community Schools were holding out for a two-hour delay, but switched to a closure at about 6:20 a.m. Superintendent Karl Galey said the State Road 48 hill was a concern for school buses.
Interstate 74 eastbound at the Miamitown/Ohio 128 exit has a jackknifed tractor trailer leaking fuel. Only the left lane was open as of 6:15 a.m. The accident shut down the eastbound exit ramp to Ohio 128.
Further west on I-74, a car flipped and ended on its top in the eastbound lanes just before the West Harrison-Brookville exit in Indiana. Indiana State Police said there were no injuries.
In northern Kentucky, I-71/75 southbound is a mess at Mount Zion Road were there were a series of accidents at about 4:00 a.m., at least one of which involved another jackknifed semi and injuries.
The Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Airport reported that it will remain open Wednesday, however, flights may be cancelled to other cities hit hard by the winter storm.