Frigid cold coverage

Frigid cold coverage.



Current advisories

There is a WIND CHILL WARNING until Wednesday morning (1/29/14)

Central Ohio counties under snow emergencies

The following counties are under snow emergencies (updated 01/28/14):

Level 3: No counties are under Level 3 snow emergencies.

Level 2: No counties are under Level 2 snow emergencies.

Level 1: No counties are under Level 1 snow emergencies.


Snow Emergency Levels explanation:

Level 1 Snow Emergency: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads are also icy; drive carefully.

Level 2 Snow Emergency: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Only those who believe it is necessary to drive should be out on the roadways. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work.

Level 3 Snow Emergency: All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one else should be out during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel. All employees should contact their employers to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roadways may be subject to arrest.

Warming Shelter Opens To Help Ohioans During Power Outage

People in Delaware County experience power outage during brutal cold temperatures. Get the story.

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Severe Cold Causes Water Main Break

Frigid temperatures trigger water main break in east Columbus. Get the story.

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Dangerous Wind Chills To Greet Ohioans

Brutally cold temperatures and dangerous wind chills for central Ohio. Get the story.

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Frigid temperatures close most schools again on Wednesday

Columbus felt its coldest chill of the winter season today — an official temperature of 11 below zero at 9 a.m. at Port Columbus. And with continued frigid weather expected on Wednesday morning, many central Ohio school districts already had canceled Wednesday classes by dinnertime today.

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Snow rollers appear in central Ohio

When it’s too cold to go to school, or even play outside, nature sometimes creates its own entertainment. They’re called snow rollers, snow logs or Mother Nature’s snowballs.

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Schools need more calamity days this year, Kasich says

With perhaps a third of Ohio districts already out of snow days, Gov. John Kasich and the legislature are working toward allowing school districts to close more days this year amid the seemingly relentless cycle of arctic weather. GOP House members Tony Burkley of Payne and Brian Hill of Zanesville filed a proposal with the clerk’s office yesterday that would increase the number of what are officially dubbed “calamity days” that a school district can use this year from five to nine days.

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Salt Supplies Running Low For Some Local Communities

As cities and counties continue to have to clear roads this winter, road salt supplies are dwindling.

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Farmers Take Extra Measures To Protect Livestock In Frigid Wind Chills

When temperatures drop to dangerous levels, farmers have to protect their animals.

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