Winter travel alert: Slick roads could slow your commute

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A winter storm that is heading our way could dump some snow just as you are heading out the door this morning

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A winter storm that is heading our way could dump some snow just as you are heading out the door this morning.

Light snow started up early Friday morning and is expected to be heavy in some areas by 5 a.m.

Road temperatures are below freezing, so untreated roads could be slick.

Snow could add up to one to three inches by early afternoon as it becomes lighter and more isolated.

Visibility could fall off to whiteout conditions during heavier snowfall.

It will be blustery Friday with temperatures in the upper 20s and wind chills in the mid to lower teens.

The following travel alerts have been issued for Ohio:

  • 9:04 a.m. crash SR 11 northbound, just north of King Graves Rd.
  • 8:30 a.m. crash I-680 southbound, just south of Thalia Ave.
  • 7:55 a.m. crash SR 11 north of I-76 in Canfield Twp.
  • 7:28 a.m. crash – McCartney Rd. in Coitsville Twp.
  • 6:48 a.m. minor crash – US 422 near Gypsy Lane
  • 6:46 a.m. minor crash – State Route 82E near Howland Corners
  • At 6:30 a.m. reports of a head-on crash on Route 45 in Bristol between Champion Townline Rd. and Nelson Lane. Drivers should avoid the area.
  • I-80 at the Pa. state line – Ice could develop on roads in the area due to observed conditions. Roads could be slippery. Please use caution. Roads are chemically wet.
  • I-76 at the Mahoning/Portage County Line – Ice could develop on roads in the area due to observed conditions. Roads could be slippery. Please use caution.
  • State Route 82/5 at State Route 45 – Ice could develop on roads in the area due to observed conditions. Roads could be slippery. Please use caution. Surface Status: Chemically Wet
  • State Route 11 at the Mahoning/Columbiana County Line – Ice could develop on roads in the area due to observed conditions. Roads could be slippery. Please use caution. Surface Status: Chemically Wet
  • I-76 at the Portage/Summit County Line – Visibility is reduced in the area. Please use caution. Surface status: Dry
  • State Route 11 @ Ashtabula/Trumbull County Line – Ice could develop on roads in the area due to observed conditions. Roads could be slippery. Please use caution. Surface status: Chemically Wet

The following travel alert has been issued for Pennsylvania:

  • Speed limits have been restored on I-376 in Mercer and Lawrence counties.
  • Speed limits have been restored on I-80 from the Ohio line in Mercer County to the rest area.

The Twitter post below shows conditions in southeastern Ohio. The storm is moving south to north.

This story will be updated throughout the morning with road conditions from our Live Drive Action Cam.

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