Wintry mix leaves slick conditions, school delays and closings

Wintry mix leaves slick conditions, school delays and closings
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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the Tri-State through 8 a.m. Thursday.

A slight wintry mix of snow and ice fell overnight, just enough to leave slick spots on the roads and create a problem for the morning commute.

It also is prompting several school districts to delay classes like Oak Hills and Lebanon or close altogether, such as Campbell and Kenton counties.

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Temperatures are below freezing and in the mid-to-upper 20s.

We are expected dip to a low of 25 degrees by 8 a.m.

Officially, a few tenths of an inch of snow and a light glaze of ice was recorded at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

Cincinnati road crews have been seen out treating roads overnight while other communities had to call for salt trucks before dawn.

Green Township police requested a salt truck respond to several streets and intersections including Rapid Run and Neeb roads; Covedale, Foley and Delhi.

Springfield Township police warned earlier this morning Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway near Galbraith Road “is completely solid ice," according to initial emergency dispatches.

They also asked for a salt truck to respond, west of Interstate 75 to Galbraith Road.

This request came after an auto accident was reported on the westbound side of the highway near Galbraith Road involving a Rumpke truck and vehicle shortly after 4 a.m., a county dispatcher confirmed.

No injuries were reported, and the crash cleared by 5 a.m., but the highway remains slow and slick in spots, dispatchers say.

Butler County dispatchers said they took a 911 call reporting a couple of vehicles slid off Kyles Station Road in Liberty Township near the Warren County line about 6:45 a.m. No injuries were reported.

Icy conditions in Clermont County’s Miami Township had police shut down Branch Hill Guinea Pike between Branch Hill Miamiville and Branch Hill Loveland roads until further notice.

“Find an alternate route and give yourself extra time with the icy roads this morning,” police said in tweet.

Once the advisory ends later this morning, temperatures will rise to a high of 30.

Friday will be even colder, and more snow is headed our way this weekend.

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