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Extreme cold ending, snow expected on Ohio State campus

Classes are underway at The Ohio State University as extreme cold weather leaves the region, but more snow is on the way.

According to the National Weather Service, snow is expected to arrive this evening and accumulate across an area near the Interstate 70 corridor in central Ohio. Forecasters predict Columbus could see between 3 and 4 inches of snow.

Due to the expected timing of the snowfall, early morning commuters could see slick roads and lots of slow traffic.

Warmer weather is not far off, as temperatures are expected to rise to the mid-50s as soon as this weekend.

The safety of the campus community is the university’s top priority. Faculty, students and staff should remember to take precautions while traveling in winter weather.

  • Plan ahead and allow extra time.
  • Dress appropriately for the weather (boots, hat, gloves).
  • While walking, take it slow to avoid slipping.
  • While driving, allow additional distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you.
  • Know your route and pay special attention to changing and/or declining weather conditions.

Please follow emergency.osu.edu or @OSU_EMFP on Twitter for updates.