Winter weather
6:53 am
Wed December 26, 2012

Winter storm for Tri-State

*Update 4:30 pm (From Metro)* All Metro service is operating. Three routes are on detour due to ice and snow (new addition in bold):

  • Rt. 24 Anderson - UC (Liberty Hill)
  • Rt. 31 West End - Evanston Crosstown (Hackberry Loop)
  • Rt. 39 Western Hills - Uptown (Liberty Hill)

Additional detours and delays are possible throughout the Metro service area as it continues to sleet and snow.

For any further updates:

*Update 3:30 pm (From Metro)*

As of 3:20 p.m., all Metro service is operating. Four routes are on detour due to ice and snow:

  • Rt. 6 Queen City (outbound)
  • Rt. 24 Anderson - UC (Liberty Hill)
  • Rt. 39 Western Hills - Uptown (Liberty Hill)
  • Rt. 64 Westwood - Ferguson (outbound)

Additional detours and delays are possible throughout the Metro service area as it continues to sleet and snow.

*Update 1:12 pm* Metro reports all routes are up and running at full service. Butler County is under a Level 1 snow emergency meaning roadways are hazardous and motorists should drive with caution. Wayne County in Indiana has declared a Level II snow emergency. That means, "Persons who must travel for essential purposes are urged to use extreme caution when driving while this Emergency is in effect.  Motorists should expect to encounter icing of roadways and bridges and obstructions to highway travel."

Parts of the tri-state are dealing with a major winter storm.  It's expected to bring heavy snow and wind northwest of the low track.  Closer to the center of the storm, a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain are expected. 

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for Fayette, Union, Franklin and Ripley Counties in southeast Indiana and Butler, Preble, Montgomery, Darke, Miami and Clark Counties in southwest Ohio.  Those areas could see 6 to 10 inches of snow with locally higher amounts and winds gusting to 40 miles per hour creating blowing and drifting snow.  

The NWS has also issued a winter storm warning for Warren, Clinton and Greene Counties where snow totals are expected to range from 3 to 6 inches.  Those areas could also have sleet and freezing rain mixed in with the snow. 

Meanwhile a winter weather advisory has been posted for Dearborn, Ohio and Switzerland Counties in Southeast Indiana, Boone, Kenton and Campbell Counties in northern Kentucky and Hamilton, Clermont, Brown and Highland Counties in southwest Ohio.  Those counties could see 1 to 3 inches of snow with sleet and freezing rain.