A winter weather advisory has been issued for Highland County and a winter storm warning is in effect in Adams County until 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Tuesday's weather system prompted school delays just prior to 5:30 a.m. for Hillsboro City Schools (two-hour delay), Bright Local Schools (one-hour delay), Lynchburg-Clay Schools (two-hour delay), and Fairfield Local Schools (two-hour delay).

Additional delays are possible, as some areas of Clermont County have reported 1 1/2 inches of snow this morning.

The forecast for Tuesday afternoon and evening calls for 2-4 inches of additional snow.

Crews from the Ohio Department of Transportation - District 9 are patroling and treating routes for snow and ice.

 

Snow plow drivers from the district's eight-county region were dispatched to begin operations for the winter-weather storm that is moving across the U.S.

 

Although most counties in the district are currently reporting routes on the state highway system to be clear and wet and little or no precipitation, there are some trace areas of light snow and slush. Pavement that is wet will be slick, and ice may be present on cold spots or bridges and overpasses.

 

Crews will continue to patrol the routes throughout the day, applying materials and plowing as needed; however, motorists are reminded of the need for additional caution. During any inclement weather, drivers should reduce their speed, allow additional travel time and maintain a safe following distance behind other vehicles.