School closings reported but no major crashes on sleet-covered roads

2/22/2013
BLADE STAFF
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Jock Williams scrapes ice off of his windshield today. Heavy snow and wind slowed traffic and closed schools.

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Jock Williams scrapes ice off of his windshield today. Heavy snow and wind slowed traffic and closed schools.
Jock Williams scrapes ice off of his windshield today. Heavy snow and wind slowed traffic and closed schools.

Traffic was moving slowly on sleet-covered roads across Northwest Ohio and South East Michigan today as a storm front moved into the area, bringing snow and freezing rain.

Area law enforcement agencies reported numerous spin-offs and fender-benders in the early morning but there were no reports of road closures or injury crashes.

Most area schools, however, either closed or announced two-hour delays. To see the list of schools, go to www.toledoblade.com/schoolclosing.

At 8 a.m. today, the National Weather Service reported freezing rain and fog at the Toledo Express Airport, with winds of 9 mph and a temperature of 23 degrees.

Today's forecast has snow, freezing rain, and sleet as likely before noon, then a chance of drizzle. It will be cloudy, with a high near 33, and a chance of precipitation of 60 percent. The area could get up to 3 inches of snow and sleet, according to the forecast.