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Snow Covers Freeways, Closes Schools

Columbus City Schools and most other local school districts opted to cancel classes on Tuesday after several inches of snow blanketed the region. More than four inches of snow had fallen at Port Columbus International Airport by early this morning. And the first significant snowfall of 2015 wasn't just affecting Central Ohio: it made for a slippery, slow morning commute for drivers throughout much of Ohio. You can find a list of local school closures by follwing WOSU News on Twitter @WOSUNEWS. Hazardous travel conditions and a notable drop in temperatures prompted road advisories from some sheriffs Tuesday. Winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories were in effect through Tuesday morning for much of the state. The National Weather Service said several inches of accumulated snow and reduced visibility could hinder morning travel. Wind chills in the single digits were reported in some areas Monday as temperatures dropped into the teens from weekend temperatures in the 50s. Temperatures are expected to drop into single digits later this week, with wind chills below zero in parts of the state.