Bitter cold temps follow winter storm; more snow to come

The winter storm system left roads dangerously icy.

Road conditions improving in the Tri-State

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - The worst of the winter storm has ended, but some area roads remain snow-covered while crews work to clean them up.

According to ODOT, over 112 trucks remain on the roads treating and plowing state routes as well as all interstates.

The Tri-State could see some flurries Tuesday with cold air in the low 20s and wind chill factors below zero in many areas.

A snow burst Tuesday morning caused slow travel and spinouts on I-71 near Kenwood Road.

Snow totals ended up being considerably less than forecast because of the transition of the precipitation to sleet and freezing rain.

Totals ranged from 3 to 6 inches with about a half-inch of sleet/freezing rain.

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Parts of the region got a few inches of snow Monday morning before an hours-long pause. Conditions deteriorated around 2 p.m.

The National Weather Service says travel will be “very difficult if not impossible” Tuesday.

Weather and transportation officials are advising people not to drive. If you do drive, be prepared for travel disruptions and dangerous conditions.

Currently, several counties in the Tri-State remain at a Level 2 snow emergency.

Cincinnati police advise a Level 3 snow emergency, if it comes, would be declared by the sheriff’s office. At that point, all highways and roadways would be closed to non-emergency personnel.

Another round of snow, ice, and freezing rain will arrive Wednesday night through Friday and this will once again give the Tri-State a lot of travel issues with accumulation.

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