Created on Saturday, 25 January 2014 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fresh snow fell across Ohio overnight Saturday and was continuing in the morning, creating hazardous driving conditions that caused several crashes.
WCMH-TV reports that two semis crashed on Interstate 70 in downtown Columbus early Saturday.
A semi jackknifed on Interstate 71 in the Cincinnati area. There was no immediate report of injuries.
Sheriff's departments throughout the state issued snow emergencies because of blowing and drifting snow, urging drivers to stay off the roads.
Between 2 and 4 inches of snow should fall statewide, with some areas seeing up to 6 inches.
Temperatures are in the lower teens or single digits, with below-zero wind chills.
The Ohio Department of Transportation says it's used about 621,000 tons of salt so far this season, compared with 252,000 tons this time last year. .