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OTTAWA Snowfall and slick roads led some area counties to declare snow emergencies, as much of the area received 3 inches or more of accumulation this morning.The Hancock County Sheriff's Office and Putnam County Sheriff's Office declared level 1 roadway advisories, meaning roadways are hazardous and people should drive with extreme caution.Bluffton also issued a snow emergency until further notice, Police Chief Rick Skilliter said. All vehicles are to be parked on the odd side of the street on odd numbered calendar days and even side of the street on even numbered calendar days, he said. Cars are not to be parked on the cul-de-sac streets, he said.The worst remains ahead of us, according to the National Weather Service. Four to eight inches of snow or sleet could arrive, with Kenton forecasted to receive half an inch to one inch of ice. The second wave of the storm is estimated to begin around 4 p.m. today, with accumulation hitting hard and fast. The lowest accumulations are expected south of a Marion, Ind. to Ottawa line, where more ice accumulation is expected, forecasters said.American Electric Power reported no outages so far today in the nine-county region, although it did see some outages close to Columbus.

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