CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The Level 2 Snow Emergency has been cancelled for Hamilton County, but officials are still warning drivers about slick roadways.
This means highways and roadways are considered hazardous, with blowing and drifting snow as well as icy conditions. Authorities say only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the highways or roadways.
“Drivers are still reminded that some highways and roadways may have snow covered areas and icy conditions may still exist, especially on overpasses and entrance/exits ramps. Secondary roadways may also have areas that are still snow covered and icy. The use of caution is still advised when driving on the highways and roadways,” Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil said.
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It was a blustery Saturday night in the Tri-State, with gusting winds and snow falling throughout the area.
Chief Meteorologist Steve Horstmeyer warned of rain transitioning to freezing rain and sleet Saturday night with some ice accumulation. As the temperatures dropped, “flash freezing” may have taken place in some areas creating the possibility for icy driving. On top of that thin ice, snow has now fallen, making roadways slick.
Gusty winds are expected to blow drifting snow and reduce visibility throughout the day Sunday.
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Additionally, there will be a wind chill advisory from 6 p.m. Sunday through noon Monday in Fayette, Union, Franklin, Butler, Warren, Clinton, and Highland counties.
Temperatures will likely drop below zero overnight. Wind chill temperatures may dip to -20 in the area during that span.