Saturday, Jul 30, 2016
One of America's Great Newspapers ~ Toledo, Ohio

Local

Snowfall begins to taper off in Lucas County

  • n7storm-3

    Gary Sears, highway technician, driving the truck, left, as Drew Kronberg, operating the front end loader, gets salt for the truck in preparation for the storm.

    <THE BLADE/JETTA FRASER
    Buy This Image

  • CTY-SNOW14p

    Ottawa Park Ice Rink manager Joe Minnich snow blows around the rink for skaters during opening day at Ottawa Park in Toledo.

    <The Blade/Lori King
    Buy This Image

  • CTY-snow14p-Ohio-Turnkpike

    An ABCO worker removes a car that slid off the Ohio Turnpike westbound near the Maumee exit in Maumee.

    <The Blade/Lori King
    Buy This Image

  • CTY-snow14p-ditch

    An ABCO worker removes a car that slid off the Ohio Turnpike westbound near the Maumee exit in Maumee.

    <The Blade/Lori King
    Buy This Image

  • From-front-to-back-Perrysburg-friends-Oliv

    From front to back: Perrysburg friends Olivia Bertok, Paige Krabbenbos and Taylor McLaughlin are piled on top of each other as they sled down the Wagener Sledding Hill at Side Cut Metropark in Maumee, Ohio.

    <The Blade/Lori King
    Buy This Image

  • Harley-Fountain-9-laughs-as-she-crea

    Harley Fountain, 9, laughs as she creates a snow angel in the front yard of her Swanton home.

    <The Blade/Katie Rausch
    Buy This Image

  • Lamar-Howze-tries-to-dig-out-the-fa

    Lamar Howze tries to dig out the family car for he and wife Cynthia Howze after it got stuck in the snow in front of their home on Woodland near City Park.

    <The Blade/Andy Morrison
    Buy This Image

CTY-SNOW14p

Ottawa Park Ice Rink manager Joe Minnich snow blows around the rink for skaters during opening day at Ottawa Park in Toledo.

The Blade/Lori King
Enlarge | Buy This Image

n7storm-3

Gary Sears, highway technician, driving the truck, left, as Drew Kronberg, operating the front end loader, gets salt for the truck in preparation for the storm.

THE BLADE/JETTA FRASER
Enlarge | Buy This Image

The snow has begun tapering off in Lucas County and is expected to move out of the area by 8 p.m., today, said Brian Mitchell, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Cleveland.

The daylong snowfall resulted in an accumulation of about 8 inches on the ground in Toledo and surrounding areas, Mr. Mitchell said.

PHOTO GALLERY: Click here.

The early snow wreaked havoc on area roadways as drivers woke up to slick, snow-covered streets. Some minor accidents, such as off-road slides and crashes, were reported across the area.

At 10:30 a.m., Toledo police were called to a possible multi-vehicle accident on northbound I-75 near downtown. Initial reports are that a car slammed into a wall, and a tractor-trailer and box truck were stopped. No injuries have been reported.

Events are being canceled throughout the area because of the snow, including Springfield High School's hockey game and its basketball game against Eastwood. Toledo Zoo officials closed the zoo at 3 p.m. today because of inclement weather; the zoo will reopen at 10 a.m. Sunday.

Some high school test days for incoming students also have been delayed, along with a host of other activities in northwest Ohio. The University of Toledo said its engineering graduation will go on as planned at 3 p.m. today at Nitschke Auditorium.

CTY-snow14p-Ohio-Turnkpike

An ABCO worker removes a car that slid off the Ohio Turnpike westbound near the Maumee exit in Maumee.

The Blade/Lori King
Enlarge | Buy This Image

ONLINE: The Blade weather page

RELATED: Snowstorm begins trek into Northeast

A winter weather warning remains in effect for western counties in northwest Ohio, while a weather advisory is in effect for Lucas County and counties south and east.

Ottawa County has issued a level two snow emergency. Several counties, including Wood, Hancock, Lucas, Seneca and Sandusky, have issued level one snow emergencies, which means drivers should proceed with caution as roads may be hazardous.

Earlier, Ohio Highway Patrol officials said there were no injuries in a tractor-trailer accident mid-morning on the Ohio Turnpike, near the Maumee and Toledo exit at Reynolds Road.

The incident happened at 9:18 a.m. and was not a complete rollover, but instead the truck slid off a westbound lane and into a ditch. The truck did not block traffic.

Toledo crews responded to a two-car, injury accident at about 2 p.m. today at Front Street near I-280. Details were not immediately available.

Two minor crashes occurred on State Rt. 2 in Sandusky, however officials said roads were cleared by 8 a.m. No injuries were reported there.

Snow started falling in the Toledo area at 1 a.m. today, but several inches already had accumulated by mid-morning. Meteorologist Martin Mullen with the National Weather Service said snow showers will be steady throughout the day, resulting in a total of 4 to 7 inches by this evening.

Meteorologist Evan Bentley said today that Fulton County and other counties west of Lucas have received between 2 to 3 inches of snow already.

He also predicts heavy snow falls for the rest of the day, for a total of 3 to 6 inches.

13abc.com Toledo (OH) News, Weather and Sports



Click to comment

Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem?

Temporibus autem quibusdam et aut officiis debitis aut rerum necessitatibus saepe eveniet.

Copyright © 2015 Toledo Blade

To Top

Fetching stories…