Northwest Ohio is in the path of a major winter storm which could dump as much as 22 inches of snow on the area. A winter storm watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for Wednesday morning through Friday morning in Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Sandusky, Hancock and Seneca counties. Williams and Fulton counties have a storm warming for 5 a.m. Wednesday through 7 p.m. Thursday, and including Swanton, Wauseon, and Delta.
Travel could be very difficult to impossible. North winds at 15 to 25 MPH will cause blowing and drifting of the snow. Visibility will be significantly reduced. The hazardous conditions will impact the morning and evening commute. Heaviest snow expected Wednesday afternoon through Thursday. Snowfall rates may exceed one inch per hour at times.
If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.
This station will continue to update the situation with hourly forecasts and updates from national weather services, ODOT, and local law enforcement agencies. Closings and delays will be available on station's website under NEWS.
For the full forecast from the National Weather Service follow this link WINTER STORM LANDON