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Winter Storm Warning issued

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A winter storm warning has been issued for much of Northwest Ohio overnight Friday night until Saturday evening.  The National Weather Service issued the warning for expected heavy snow which will begin around Midnight.  13abc's First Warning Storm Team is calling for a total of 4-7" of snow.  Some areas may exceed the forecast totals in localized areas.

The remainder of the area remains under a winter weather advisory for late Friday night through Saturday evening.  13abc Meteorologist Bill Spencer says it's likely the National Weather Service will upgrade the winter weather advisory to a winter storm warning later.

The National Weather Service says that the storm system will spread snow into the region overnight and end during the late afternoon on Saturday.  The weather service suggests that roads will become snow covered, slick and hazardous.  They add that people should "use caution when shoveling snow as this can be a very strenuous activity."

The Ohio District of Transportation says it is prepared for the first significant snowfall of the season.  ODOT was scheduled to hold a Friday afternoon news conference to discuss preparations and procedures.

13abc's First Warning Storm Team will track the incoming snow carefully.  Live coverage of the snow will be available Saturday Morning on 13abc Action News and on 13abc.com and we will post updated information here as new information develops.

The city of Waterville issued a snow emergency from 11:00pm Friday until further notice.  No parking will be allowed on city streets during the snow emergency. 

 

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