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Coldest weather of season hits Tri-State

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Road crews worked through the night to keep Tri-State roads clear of snow and ice, but temperatures are still bitterly cold.

Road crews in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana have been out since Thursday afternoon treating roadways. Most roads are in good condition, but there are a few slick spots.

The biggest issue is the cold and wind chill. Temperatures in the teens Friday morning along with the wind produced wind chill values of zero to 5 below. The wind is also causing some snow to blow over roadways and cause slippery conditions.

The combination of gusty winds and snowfall could result in reduced visibilities as low as a mile at times.

FOX19 Meteorologists Frank Marzullo and Katy Morgan say a few light flurries are possible Friday afternoon as this winter weather system moves out of the Tri-State. A winter weather advisory that was in effect for Thursday night and Friday morning has expired.

Nancy Wood with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says crews worked through the night to get the roads in the best possible condition for Friday's commute.

Crews have been using calcium chloride to help with the de-icing.  Calcium chloride is sprayed on with the rock salt which will help it melt in the colder temperatures. Crews will continue to monitor and treat roadways as needed throughout the day. 

Road crews are also working 12-hour shifts in Ohio.

"Bridges, overpasses first and the primary streets then on into the secondaries at some point," said Larry Whitaker with Cincinnati Public Services.

Cincinnati City Crews treated primary and residential streets throughout most of the night. Whitaker says snow squalls, blowing snow and dropping temperatures have all been factors keeping crews busy.

Crews are now treating roads at an as-needed basis.

At the Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport, all runways are open and operational.  Two flights have been cancelled to or from CVG on Friday due to winter weather in other cities.  The major markets impacted by this winter weather event include Chicago and some East Coast cities. 

Some flights at CVG are also experiencing minimal delays of 15 - 30 minutes.  Passengers are asked to contact their airline before leaving for the airport to check the status of their flight.  Click here for airline contact information and to track your flight.   

All Metro Routes are operating without any changes or delays.

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