Heavy snow expected this afternoon

Staff Reports

January 17, 2014

LIMA — The National Weather Service warned moderate snow could hit the area this afternoon.

Visibility could fall to half a mile or less, with snowfall accumulating up to half an inch per hour. That, combined with west winds between 10 to 15 mph, could create hazardous driving conditions on roads, particularly north-south roads.

Snow should diminish after 4 p.m., with light snow continuing through the evening.

Drivers should slow down and leave plenty of space between vehicles, as roads could become snow-packed, drifted or slick and hazardous.