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Freezing rain followed by several inches of snow were part of southern Ohio’s first winter storm of 2022, hitting Sunday afternoon and wrapping up early Monday morning.
National Weather Service readings from around the region show snowfall depths of anywhere between 3-8 inches, with most of the heaviest snowfall being east of the U.S. Route 23 line as all area Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories were lifted at 7am Monday.
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Most counties in the Litter Media coverage area were at Level 2 Snow Emergency Level overnight, with Hocking and Vinton County at Level 3. Hocking County was downgraded to Level 2 at 8am Monday, while Athens County was placed up to Level 3.
Level 3 Snow Emergency means- “No one should be driving during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel or a personal emergency exists. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work.”
As Monday progressed, many counties were downgrading to Level 1. Follow Litter Media Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates.
A Chillicothe man was killed in a two vehicle crash on U.S. Route 23, just as the weather was turning bad at approximately 5:20pm Sunday. The Ohio State Highway Patrol report did not yet conclude whether their investigation has determined poor weather conditions caused the crash.
The National Weather Service says winds of between 15-30 miles per hour Monday could cause some blowing and drifting snow on roadways.