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2 to 9 Inches Fell in & Around Columbus

Updated: Wednesday, March 6 2013, 03:12 PM EST
COLUMBUS (AP) -- The National Weather Service lifted winter storm warnings early across Ohio, after a late-season storm dumped a half foot of snow or more on much of the state.
  
Some areas in western Ohio got as much as 9 inches of snow before the storm moved on through the state eastward.
  
Hundreds of schools including in some of Ohio's biggest public districts called off classes Wednesday.

By early Wednesday, snow plows were busy clearing highways, and roads and police were responding to auto accidents.
  
There were treacherous driving conditions for the morning commute, with scores of mostly minor vehicle accidents reported.

Airlines canceled dozens of flights at the Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus airports late Tuesday and Wednesday, many of them to or from Chicago and other Midwest cities hit by the storm.
  
The snow tapered off Wednesday morning with warmer weather in the 50's later in the week.

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Web Producer: Kellie Hanna2 to 9 Inches Fell in & Around Columbus


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