Winter Storm Warning Through Midnight Issued

(Toledo, OH) Northwest Ohio is getting socked with a new round of heavy snow.  

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the entire region through midnight. Forecasters are calling for 6 to 12 inches of snow, with the heaviest amounts falling between the morning and evening rush hours.  

Lucas and  Ottawa counties have declared a Level 2 snow emergency as of 8:30 a.m.

Erie, Huron, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca and Williams counties are under a Level 1 snow emergency..

Toledo Public Schools and several suburban and rural school districts have preemptively canceled classes Friday in anticipation of large amounts of snow. 

Commuters are being urged to take extra time and give plow crews room to work.

North of the border, Michigan State Police are being a bit more blunt, telling people to just "stay home."

Schools are closed along the Interstate 94 corridor from New Buffalo to Detroit, with up to 14 inches of snow expected in southwest Michigan and up to eight inches in the southeast part of the state.  

Police say the fewer people out on the roads, the better it will be for snow plows and emergency vehicles. They add travel will be dangerous at times, and some areas might not get plowed out for a day or two.

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