A winter storm is shutting down schools and government buildings across northern Ohio and more snow is on the way.
All of the schools in Huron County are closed today because of the weather.
Universities also are calling off classes, including Toledo, Akron and Kent State. Even the Akron Zoo is closed for the day.
Authorities say at least one death is being blamed on the weather in Ohio. A man died Wednesday morning on a snowy road in Geauga County.
As much as 6 inches of snow has fallen in Toledo, where several accidents shutdown Interstate 75 this morning. The freeway was closed for four hours this morning after one accident.
In Port Clinton, the county courthouse is closed until this afternoon.
The National Weather Service says up to a foot of snow is possible before the storm eases. The forecasters warns that strong winds will cause drifting this evening.
While making life difficult for commuters, the heavy, wet snow created postcard-worthy scenes, as can be seen in the picture on the right.
Also, the combination of today’s heavy snow, tolerable temperatures and classes cancelled should create a good environment for the creation of snowmen throughout the Reflector’s readership area.
Please send us pictures of your snowmen, and we’ll publish them on a special page in the coming days. Pictures in the jpeg format can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off at the office at 61 E. Monroe St.