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CINCINNATI --  A Winter Storm Warning issued for the entire Tri-State expired overnight at 2 a.m.

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Wilmington, Ohio issued the Warning for all Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky counties in the region.

In the wake of the latest winter storm, many communities issued snow emergencies, requesting drivers move cars off of streets.

Snow Emergencies Issued:

Kentucky counties: Boone County, Campbell County, Grant County, Kenton County and Pendleton County are under a Level 1* Snow Emergency. Driving and parking in affected areas may be prohibited.

Kentucky cities: Cold Spring, Elsemere, Florence, Independence, Lakeside Park, Park Hills and Taylor Mill are under a Level 1 Snow Emergency.

Ohio counties: Brown County, Butler County and Clinton County are under a Level 1 Snow Emergency

Ohio cities: Cleves is under Level 2 Snow Emergency.
                    North College Hill is under a Level 1 Snow Emergency.

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What you need in your car if you get stuck in the snow

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*According to the State of Ohio, snow emergency levels are defined as such:

  • LEVEL 1: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.
  • LEVEL 2: 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. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work. Motorists should use extreme caution.
  • LEVEL 3: 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. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roads may subject themselves to arrest.

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