Highland County residents are reporting as much as an inch of snow on the ground on Oct. 30, 2012. Photo submitted by Kristy French.
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Snow seen in southern Highland County in Sugar Tree Ridge on Oct. 30, 2012. Photo submitted by Connie Storms.
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Snow seen in Mason in the early hours of Oct. 30, 2012. Photo submitted by William Johns, Jr.
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Superstorm Sandy's impact in Tri-State: Rain, snow, wind in wake of Sandy

How storm is affecting traffic, travel, weather

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Superstorm Sandy has made its way inland and the Tri-State is feeling some of the effects including high winds, rain and even some snow around the area.

In the Tri-State, a wind advisory is in effect and could bring wind gusts near 50 mph. Also, rain is changing to a snowy mix in some areas and many Tri-State residents woke up to snow flurries and accumulation Tuesday morning.

Utilities expect the wind to continue blowing down trees and poles. While less than 100 power outages exist in the Tri-State for Duke Energy customers, residents may want to prepare for possible outages. For more weather information, go to wcpo.com/forecast . For information about Duke Energy's power outages, go to http://www.duke-energy.com/ohio/outages/current.asp .

The high winds and unfavorable weather is affecting travel and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport has canceled many flights through Tuesday. For more information about flight delays and cancelations, go to http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/region_northern_kentucky/hebron/dozens-of-flights-canceled-at-cvg-due-to-superstorm-sandy .

Traffic delays could be expected Tuesday as roadways are wet and slick. For the latest traffic information, go to http://www.wcpo.com/subindex/traffic .

Kentucky road crews report that 2,000 transportation employees are ready to treat and clear the state's roadways. The Department of Highways has 1,000 trucks ready to hit the roads along with 380 contractors across the state. Crews also have nearly 416,000 tons of salt at their disposal this winter. According to Kentucky's Division of Maintenance Director, Kentucky used just 97,000 tons of salt last winter due to the mild weather conditions. For Kentucky travel information call 511 or 1-866-737-3767.

Weather conditions led several local schools to issue delays and cancelations. For the latest information, go to http://www.wcpo.com/subindex/weather/school_closings .

Local impacts of the superstorm are not affecting presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who will campaign in Kettering, Ohio, Tuesday morning. Campaign officials say Romney will speak about storm relief during his trip. Neither President Barack Obama nor Vice President Joe Biden have plans to campaign Tuesday, and still have a scheduled trip to Cincinnati Wednesday.

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