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  • FIRST ALERT: Snow accumulation could affect your morning commute

    FIRST ALERT: Snow accumulation could affect your morning commute

    Monday, December 11 2017 10:13 PM EST2017-12-12 03:13:14 GMT
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    Tuesday morning will look and feel like the middle of winter. 

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    Tuesday morning will look and feel like the middle of winter. 

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    First Alert Forecast: Two alert days issued for snow

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    FIRST ALERT days have been issued for tonight and Tuesday morning.  Light snow overnight could bring up to 1" of accumulation by 6:00 AM.  Strong and gusty winds will develop by daybreak making for difficult morning travel.

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    FIRST ALERT days have been issued for tonight and Tuesday morning.  Light snow overnight could bring up to 1" of accumulation by 6:00 AM.  Strong and gusty winds will develop by daybreak making for difficult morning travel.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Another Winter Blast Tonight

    FIRST ALERT: Another Winter Blast Tonight

    Monday, December 11 2017 11:21 AM EST2017-12-11 16:21:19 GMT

    The second in a series of Alberta Clippers will bring another punch of winter tonight and into Tuesday.  Be alert this evening, a burst of snow will be possible around the evening drive.  This may bring a quick 1/2" of snow and very slippery and icy roads.  The main threat of snow arrives overnight with most areas receiving around 1" of an accumulation by daybreak.   Snow will taper off near daybreak, but very gusty winds will arrive, possibl...

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    The second in a series of Alberta Clippers will bring another punch of winter tonight and into Tuesday.  Be alert this evening, a burst of snow will be possible around the evening drive.  This may bring a quick 1/2" of snow and very slippery and icy roads.  The main threat of snow arrives overnight with most areas receiving around 1" of an accumulation by daybreak.   Snow will taper off near daybreak, but very gusty winds will arrive, possibl...

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The speed limit is increasing on parts of U.S. and state routes throughout Ohio this weekend.

The changes take effect Sunday on more than 600 miles of road in the state's second round of speed-limit increases this year. The speed limits increase to 70 mph on rural freeways, 60 mph on rural divided highways and 65 mph on rural expressways that don't have traffic control signals.

A spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Transportation says drivers should respect the current speed limits until new signs are posted. The department says the changes require 1,100 new or replacement highway signs, which are expected to be installed by Friday.

Three months ago, Ohio raised the speed limit to 70 mph on some rural interstate highways.

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