Wintry mix leads to hazardous roads, power outages in Ohio
CINCINNATI (AP) — A mix of freezing rain and ice in parts of Ohio created hazardous travel conditions across the state, left thousands without power and led to school delays and closings.
Multiple crashes were reported across the state Thursday morning.
Canton police Lt. John Bosley said one person died in a crash on U.S. 30 in northeast Ohio around 6 a.m. that was “likely weather-related.” Bosley said that crash led to about five other vehicles crashing in a type of chain reaction. He said no other fatalities or serious injuries were immediately reported in the area.
Thousands of power outages were reported in the Cincinnati region as ice brought down trees and power lines.
By evening, ice had changed to rain or light snow in many parts of the state.