Wind, cold, drifting snow become main issues - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

While the Tri-State is clearing out, more snow may be on the way

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Snow in Rookwood on Wednesday morning (FOX19's Meghan Mongillo) Snow in Rookwood on Wednesday morning (FOX19's Meghan Mongillo)
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While the Tri-State is finally getting a break from snow showers, there may be a third round of snow planning to make its way to the area by Sunday.

Main roads were mostly clear in time for the evening commute home on Tuesday; however, another round of snow overnight covered side streets. The interstate was moving better Wednesday morning than it was on Tuesday, but there are some slick spots remaining.

Winds will be an issue on Wednesday, as gusts of up to 30 to 40 miles per hour will blow snow, decreasing visibility and re-covering roads. Temperatures will remain below freezing. An additional 1 to 2 inches of snow fell across the area Wednesday morning. Blowing and drifting snow will continue into Wednesday afternoon, with no additional accumulation.

Cincinnati road crews are asking residents for patience as they continue to clear the snow. Officials say the overnight drops in temperature, mixed with falling and blowing snow, have hampered street clearing efforts and created iced-over streets where plowing is no longer effective. The fight to clear all roads will likely continue for several days.

Tuesday's storm is to blame for a fatal traffic accident in Clermont County near Hwy 132 and Mt Pisgah Road involved two vehicles. 

The Kentucky Department of Transportation still has about 9,000 tons of salt available and are expecting new deliveries. They are using calcium chloride to make the snow removal efforts more effective.  There are 119 trucks out treating the state highways and interstates in Northern Kentucky.  56 of those are in Boone, Campbell and Kenton Counties.

The storm that made its way through our area Tuesday dumped 3 to 6 inches of snow across the area.

A third round of snow may make its way to the area by Sunday and could accumulate all the way into Monday.

The FOX19 weather team will be keeping an eye on the possible snow showers that will make their way  here by the end of the weekend.

To help with the snow removal, the city of Cincinnati is asking residents to remove their vehicles from city streets. The City is now towing vehicles that are parked along designated emergency routes. The emergency routes can be found here. If you car was towed, call 513-591-6000.

Several other communities have declared snow emergencies. Click here for a list.

For the latest traffic information, click here. You can also call 511 in Kentucky and Ohio and 1-800-261-ROAD in Indiana.

Stay up to date on the FOX19 Weather page.

For Metro detours, visit www.go-metro.com or call 632-7538.

For information on airport and flight delays, call your airline or visit www.cvgairport.com. 

Upload your weather pictures to http://fox19.icnews.com/ or e-mail them to desk@fox19.com.

If you would like to see snowfall totals in your area, click here.

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