Winter Weather Advisory For Region Stretches Into Friday Morning

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Atish Baidya

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Updated Fri, Feb 22, 2013 9:10 am

UPDATE 9:05 a.m. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says the winter weather is likely a factor in multiple accidents on Route 33 at Rainbow Lake Road.

Three seperate accidents shut down the west bound lane of Route 33.  At least one of the accident had minor injuries.  

Dispatchers say there have been a handful of minor accidents across the region due to slick road conditions.

Drivers are advised to use caution and leave extra time to reach their morning destinations as a storm system bringing sleet and freezing rain moves through Southeast Ohio.

A winter weather advisory for much of the region remains in effect until 11 a.m. Friday.

Less than a tenth of an inch of ice accumulation is expected, and untreated roadways may be slippery.

Ohio Department of Transportation crews in District 9 report road conditions ranging from wet to slushy.  With temperatures around freezing during the morning hours officials warn roads could turn icy quickly.

No power outages were reported by American Electric Power as of 9 a.m. 

The National Weather Service forecasts temperatures will rise into the upper 40s by mid-day to mid-afternoon.


UPDATE 8:22 a.m. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says the winter weather is likely a factor in multiple accidents on Route 33 at Rainbow Trout Road.

The accidents shut down the west bound lane of Route 33.  No word on if anyone has been injured.

Dispatchers say there have been a handful of minor accidents across the region due to slick road conditions.

Drivers are advised to use caution and leave extra time to reach their morning destinations as a storm system bringing sleet and freezing rain moves through Southeast Ohio.

A winter weather advisory for much of the region remains in effect until 11 a.m. Friday.

Less than a tenth of an inch of ice accumulation is expected, and untreated roadways may be slippery.

Ohio Department of Transportation crews in District 9 report road conditions ranging from wet to slushy.  With temperatures around freezing during the morning hours officials warn roads could turn icy quickly.

No power outages were reported by American Electric Power as of 8 a.m. 

The National Weather Service forecasts temperatures will rise into the upper 40s by mid-day to mid-afternoon.


UPDATE 7:20 a.m. Drivers are advised to use caution and leave extra time to reach their morning destinations as a storm system bringing sleet and freezing rain moves through Southeast Ohio.

A winter weather advisory for much of the region remains in effect until 11 a.m. Friday.

Less than a tenth of an inch of ice accumulation is expected, and untreated roadways may be slippery.

Ohio Department of Transportation crews in District 9 report road conditions ranging from wet to slushy.  With temperatures around freezing during the morning hours officials warn roads could turn icy quickly.

No power outages were reported by American Electric Power as of 7 a.m. 

The National Weather Service forecasts temperatures will rise into the upper 40s by mid-day to mid-afternoon.


UPDATE 6:00 A.M. Drivers are advised to use caution and leave extra time to reach their morning destinations as a storm system bringing sleet and freezing rain moves through Southeast Ohio.

A winter weather advisory for much of the region remains in effect until 11 a.m. Friday.

Less than a tenth of an inch of ice accumulation is expected, and untreated roadways may be slippery.

No power outages were reported by American Electric Power as of 6 a.m. 

The National Weather Service forecasts temperatures will rise into the upper 40s by mid-day to mid-afternoon.


UPDATE 3:55 PM The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for portions of Southeast Ohio starting at 1 a.m. Thursday until 11 a.m. Friday. 

The advisory will affect Perry, Morgan, Athens, Washington, Vinton and Meigs counties.

Freezing rain or sleet could make travel conditions dangerous overnight Thursday into the morning hours Friday.

Ice accumulation on trees and wires could cause power outages. 

Drivers should use caution when traveling.


The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for portions of Southeast Ohio starting at 1 a.m. Thursday until 11 a.m. Friday.

Freezing rain or sleet could make travel conditions dangerous overnight Thursday into the morning hours Friday.

Ice accumulation on trees and wires could cause power outages. 

Drivers should use caution when traveling.

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