A significant amount of snow moved across the region Saturday morning, so several communities across the Tri-State activated Snow Emergency procedures.
9 On Your Side meteorologists are predicting between 2 inches and 4 inches of snow throughout the region by Saturday afternoon with some areas getting up to 5 inches.
Independence officials announced a Snow Emergency at about 1:30 p.m. Friday, although a city worker said that it was a precautionary measure to warn residents. A timetable for the Snow Emergency was not provided.
City officials in Erlanger and Crescent Springs have been operating under Snow Emergency procedures since 10 p.m. Friday evening.
A Level 1 Snow Emergency began in Kenton County Friday at 8 p.m. and will remain in effect until announced otherwise. County officials said it serves primarily as an advisory to motorists. Should conditions worsen, it will be elevated to a Level 2 emergency, they added.
Madeira issued a Snow Emergency, effective from midnight Friday to 3 p.m. Saturday. No on-street parking will be permitted during that time.
A Level 1 Snow Emergency means roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive cautiously.
A Level 2 Snow Emergency means roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be very icy. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roads. All motorists are advised to use extreme caution.
A Level 3 Snow Emergency means all roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be driving during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel or a personal emergency exists. Those traveling on the roads may subject themselves to arrest.
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The weather may affect traffic in the Tri-State, go to wcpo.com/traffic to monitor your commute.
Power outages could pop up in the area as a result of the storms, go to http://www.duke-energy.com/ohio/outages/current.asp for the latest power outages in the Tri-State.
Flying somewhere? Check on potential delays and/or cancelations at CVG and other U.S. airports at http://www.fly.faa.gov/flyfaa/usmap.jsp .
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