Light snow and chilly temps forecast


Mother Nature reminded us that winter isn’t over yet. At least it was a gentle reminder.

Central Ohio received only a light covering of snow Monday night and Tuesday morning. Much heavier snow was reported in northeast Ohio and eastward blizzard conditions are reported along the Atlantic seaboard.

The National Weather Service reported about half an inch of snow fell at John Glenn Columbus International Airport overnight. Occasional snow showers may continue into Wednesday morning, but accumulation is expected to be minimal.

Cold temperatures are forecast to continue for the next few days, however. Wednesday’s high should be in the 20s, and Thursday’s high only in the mid-30s.

Spring officially arrives Monday.

More than 110 ODOT snow crews were reported on the road in Delaware, Fayette, Franklin, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Pickaway and Union counties early Tuesday. No major crashes were reported by local law enforcement.

By mid-afternoon about 40 crews remained on duty on interstates, state and US routes in the northern half of District 6, including Delaware County. Blowing and drifting snow kept ODOT crews busy, especially in rural areas where roadways are lined by snow-covered fields.

Crews in many counties pre-treated interstates, state and US routes, ramps and bridges during the day with a water and salt mixture called brine.

Drivers should take it slow, especially on ramps and bridges which freeze first.

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