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Snow storm hits Ohio;girls' games postponed

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:08 PM

Inclement weather has forced area schools to postpone tournament games.

Girls' sectional basketball games for Norwalk, St. Paul, Willard, Western Reserve, Monroeville and South Central, scheduled for tonight, were all postponed.

Norwalk is scheduled to play Port Clinton in the second game at Division II Old Fort High and that has been rescheduled for Wednesday. The first game is at 6:15 p.m. between Bellevue  and Eastwood.

Willard has been moved to 6:15 p.m. Wednesday against Clyde at the Division II New Riegel sectional.

The Division IV first round at Norwalk involving Monroeville, South Central, St. Paul and Seneca East has also been postponed to Wednesday.

Monroeville and South Central are scheduled to play at 6:15 p.m., followed by St. Paul and Seneca East.

The Division III sectional at Willard between Western Reserve and Ontario has postponed to 7 p.m. Thursday.

There is no information yet on if other area games are postponed.

A mix of snow, ice and freezing rain swept into Ohio today, shutting down schools and making travel difficult.

The National Weather Service forecast up to 8 inches of snow in parts of northern Ohio, while a mixture of freezing rain and snow took aim on southern counties. A winter storm warning was posted until 1 a.m. Wednesday.

In snow-prone Cleveland, where the wind made it feel like zero, Eric Brandt arrived on a flight from Allentown, Pa., and learned that his connecting flight home to Columbus was canceled. He passed on the offer of an afternoon flight, skeptical the weather would improve.

“I just want to go home,” said Brandt, 38, who rented a car to drive the rest of the way home, knowing he was headed into the teeth of the storm. “I don’t see the 4:30 flight happening.”

Brandt thought people were overreacting to the storm talk and said his wife reported good conditions in Columbus despite the cancellation.

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