Kenton, Campbell Counties issues level 1 snow emergency

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Kenton and Campbell Counties have issued a level 1 travel advisory ahead of expected snowfall Tuesday night going into Wednesday morning.

Kenton County has issued a snow emergency beginning at 11 p.m. Tuesday, according to a release sent by Communications Manager Sara Sgantas. Shortly after, the Campbell County Emergency Management Director, William Turner, issued a level 1 travel advisory beginning at 1 a.m.

Flurries are expected beginning Tuesday night into Wednesday morning and are likely to affect the morning commute, the National Weather Service said Tuesday morning.

“Heavy wet snow expected,” according to the NWS in Wilmington, Ohio. “Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches.”

Accumulation looks to be closer to the 2-4 inch range in Northern Kentucky:

Snowfall levels expected Tuesday evening into Wednesday. Photo provided | National Weather Service

Sgantas said cautious driving is advised because roadways will be hazardous and icy with blowing and/or drifting snow.

“During Snow Emergencies, where snowfall accumulation is 2 inches or greater, no vehicle may be parked and no person, corporation, partnership, joint venture, unincorporated association, or any combination thereof may park or permit any vehicle to be parked upon any public road right of way,” Sgantas said in the release.

According to the Campbell County Office of Emergency Management, its travel advisory will be effective until further notice. The office of emergency management will rescind this travel advisory upon concurrence with the transportation department that road conditions are no longer dangerous.

LINK content sharing partner WCPO timed out the storm as follows:

  • Tuesday now to 9 p.m. – Mostly cloudy, dry and mild
  • 9 p.m. to Midnight – Rain begins
  • Wednesday 1 a.m. to 3 a.m. – Rain turns to heavy snow, accumulates quickly
  • 3 a.m. to 6 a.m. – Heavy snow continues, especially to the north, snow-covered roads, difficult travel
  • 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. – Snow showers lift north, wintry mix takes over, travel is difficult
  • 9 a.m. to Noon – Very little on the radar, travel still a mess.
  • Noon to 6 p.m. – Isolated showers, wintry mix at times.
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Go to wcpo.com for the latest forecast.

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