ODOT Battling Winter’s Blast

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Snow is falling around Southeastern Ohio to start our Wednesday morning.

It will cause problems for those that are traveling.

Currently we have several counties under a level one snow emergency. Those counties include:




A level one means that roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. The roadways may also be icy. Do drive with caution.

The Ohio Department of Transportation reports more than 200 crews will hit the road in central Ohio and work to plow and salt state routes and U.S. routes outside of municipalities and interstates. ODOT expects snow to accumulate rapidly during the morning commute.

They ask motorists to remember that while it’s still snowing roads will be snow covered and could be slick. They ask that you don’t crowd the plows and give them room to work.

Nichole Hannahs
Nichole is WHIZ’s News Director/Anchor. She joined the WHIZ family while attending high school at Bishop Rosecrans, before taking a full-time position in 2005. Nichole is no stranger to the area. She grew up in Corning, Ohio and and graduated from Waynesburg College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications emphasizing in Sports Broadcasting/Sports Information and Journalism.When not at work Nichole enjoys watching St. Louis Blues hockey, enjoying time with family, spending time outdoors and reading.If Nichole wasn't in broadcasting she'd probably have become a teacher.Nichole is married to a fellow sports fan Brandon. They have two sons Cameron and Xavier.