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Winter weather advisory creates hectic morning on roads

| January 25, 2023

DOVER (WJER) (Jan. 25, 2023) – The snow led to an eventful morning for drivers, road crews, and first responders.

Area schools canceled classes today and vehicles slid off roads in different parts of the county. No major injuries were reported.

Tuscarawas County Engineer Joe Bachman says he had 15 plow trucks head out on their routes starting shortly after 5 a.m.

“The snow’s plowing off, and it’s alternating between snow and rain,” said Bachman. “It’s been worse, but of course, everybody still has to use caution out there.”

Bachman says their goal, as always, is to make the roads passable.

“You can get around if you take your time,” he said. “You just can’t necessarily go 55 miles an hour.”

Bachman says they’re expecting afternoon rain to wash away the snow.

“The temperature, I think, is supposed to go up into the 40s,” Bachman said. “That’s a real positive for us.”

The chance of rain and snow returns tonight and continues through late Thursday.

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