Two Semis Crash; Sheriff Places County On Level One Snow Emergency

Fayette County took quite a hit this morning when snow, sleet, and wind rolled into central Ohio early on Wednesday.

No injuries were reported when this semi tractor trailer jack-knifed on U.S. 62 at Snow Hill Road. ADVOCATE PHOTO/DEREK MYERS

No injuries were reported when this semi tractor trailer jack-knifed on U.S. 62 at Snow Hill Road. ADVOCATE PHOTO/DEREK MYERS

Temperatures were hovering at 24 degrees as snow started falling from the sky shortly before 6 a.m.

Within hours, roads become virtual ice skating rinks all across the county as the Sheriff declared a level one snow emergency.

“Fayette County is under a level one snow emergency until we can further assess the impact of this winter storm,” said Fayette County Sheriff Vernon P. Stanforth.

A level one snow emergency means there are no restrictions on the roads, but drivers are urged to use caution.

The snow quickly turned to sleet shortly before 9 a.m., causing a semi tractor trailer to roll on U.S. 35 westbound, near the Ross County line. No serious injuries were reported.

A rig rolled on U.S. 35 WB near the Ross County line. ADVOCATE PHOTO/DEREK MYERS

A rig rolled on U.S. 35 WB near the Ross County line. ADVOCATE PHOTO/DEREK MYERS

Another semi jack-knifed on U.S. 62 at Snow Hill Road. No injuries were reported, but the highway was closed for nearly an hour while crews worked to pull the rig from the ditch.

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