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