Morning Snow Forces Delays, Leads To Wrecks
By Mike Perleberg
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – About an inch of snow fell on the tri-state overnight, causing a host of school delays and wrecks on icy roads Monday morning.
The National Weather Service in Wilmington has recorded about a half-inch of snow at the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport as of 7:00 a.m. Snowfall accumulations are expected to be close to an inch by the time the bulk of the snow ends at about 8:00 a.m., meteorologists said.
With even the main roads and highways covered with a thin layer of accumulation, many southeast Indiana school districts opted to go on a two-hour delay Monday. Boone County Schools were to try going on a delay, but later joined Grant and Gallatin county school districts in closing.
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Motorists reported various stretches of slick highways. U.S. 52 in West Harrison near New Trenton was shut down for a brief period as police responded to several slide-off accidents prior to 6:00 a.m.
State Road 350 between Aurora and the Dearborn-Ripley county line was described as “iffy” by one motorist. Some vehicles were going as slow as 15 to 25 MPH.
Greendale Police reported an accident on the off-ramp from Interstate 275 to U.S. 50 at about 5:30 a.m. It was unclear if anybody was injured.
The weather service forecasts a high of 34 degrees Monday. A slight chance of rain or snow returns Monday night as temperatures dip into the mid-20s.