A level 3 snow emergency was issued Friday in Vinton County, located southeast of Columbus.
It is the only county in central Ohio currently under a level 3 emergency, which means all
roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel.
A handful of other counties, including Franklin, were under a level 1 snow emergency Friday
Counties Under Snow Emergencies
Most students in central Ohio will start the weekend early.
The majority of school districts, including Columbus City, were quick to cancel classes Friday
after a storm system dumped several inches of snow across the region.
Over 300 schools, daycares and other facilities in central Ohio were closed.
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Classes at Capital University and Ohio Dominican University were also canceled.
Live Doppler 10 meteorologist Mike Davis said snow showers and bitter cold temperatures would
linger throughout the day.
It will be even colder this weekend, with single digit lows and wind chills pushing temperatures
near or below zero.
Central Ohio was hit with the first blast of winter Thursday as 3 to 5 inches of snow fell
across the city, with some outlying areas seeing more snowfall. Forecasters said snowfall totals
could range from more than a foot in parts of northeast Ohio near Lake Erie to at least 3 or 4
inches in most other parts of Ohio.
One 10TV viewer in Bainbridge Ohio, in western Ross County, reported 7 inches of snow fell in
their backyard on Thursday.
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Thursday's storm was the likely cause of an Interstate 70 crash near Springfield that left four
The crash occurred when a driver lost control of his tractor-trailer and struck a small bus
carrying disabled passengers.
Four people in the bus, including the driver, were killed, according to the Ohio State
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