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Icy roads and snow lead to wrecks

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We talked about accumulating snow for more than a week leading up to last night but that didn't make the bitter pill any easier to swallow.

Rain's transition into snow led to icy conditions, as you likely discovered while scraping the glaze off your car this morning.  

That mix proved hectic on local roadways as our Waze App bloomed with wrecks and slow-downs.

One accident along Airport Highway turned fatal.  65 year old Rex George of Sylvania was heading eastbound over the Turnpike overpass when his Honda Civic was struck just after seven a.m.  A Ford F-350 truck heading the opposite way slid on the icy bridge and crossed the center line hitting George.  Airport Highway was shut down for much of the morning as O.S.H.P. investigated.  

We also saw several wrecks along Miami.  One that involved three cars sent someone to the hospital.  Our crews were along Oak for this t-boned car versus semi.  Once again, icy roads led to another person ending up in the hospital.



But how much snow did we actually see?  After all, most roads and sidewalks were slick but not snow-covered.  These dark surfaces trap more heat and were just warm enough to avoid better accumulations.  


Right along with the forecast, most spots picked up a fresh 1-3 inches of snow.  Toledo technically had an inch but the report showed 2-3 inches on grassy areas.  That pads our all-time record, which now stands at 86.3".  That tally continues until the end of June.  Those along the lakeshore ended up with a touch more.  Totals ranged from about two inches near Sandusky and Put-In-Bay to nearly three near Fremont.

 

Even after temperatures in the 70s, April snow squalls aren't all that uncommon.  we're now back on pace for April's snowfall average.

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