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Thinking of braving slick roads tonight? Cincinnati police warn drivers to stay off snowy streets

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Posted at 10:06 PM, Jan 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-27 23:36:29-05

CINCINNATI — If you were thinking of driving out in Wednesday night's snow showers, Cincinnati Police have a word of advice: "don't."

While crews are out salting Cincinnati's main roadways, police said side streets "with any sort of a grade are impassable" due to the snow.

As you can see in the below video from viewer Peyton Fisher, cars can slide down these slopes and collide with anything in their path.

If you are involved in a crash without injuries Wednesday, Cincinnati police ask that you exchange information with the other drivers involved and report the accident when you can at a police district location.

Light snow showers are expected to taper off around midnight, but snow is sticking now where roads are less traveled. Greater Cincinnati is expected to see about 1/2 inch of snow, and Northern Kentucky is in for up to 1 1/2 inches (and possibly more) by the time showers move out of the area.

With Thursday highs expected near freezing, you can expect slick spots to stick around through the Tri-State's morning commute.

So unless you need to leave for an emergency -- and late-night potato chip runs don't count -- police are asking folks to stay off the roads until crews can treat them.

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