Middletown officials said roads were slick. Oxford officials reported a power outage early Thursday that lasted up to 45 minutes for some but was restored for everyone.
Monroe dispatchers reported Thursday morning that motorists seemed to be staying off roadways and crews were working to keep them clear.
Most area airports had the majority of their flights canceled Thursday. Anyone attempting to head to local airports should check their flight status before going.
Just after 3 p.m. Thursday, Hamilton County declared a Level 2 snow emergency.
SNOW EMERGENCY LEVELS
Under Ohio law, sheriffs have the responsibility to monitor conditions and declare snow emergencies when it is determined that roads and highway conditions within the county are impaired due to snow and/or ice.
There are three levels of snow emergency in Ohio:
LEVEL 1: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads are also icy. Drive very cautiously.
LEVEL 2: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roadways. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work.
LEVEL 3: All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be out during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. However, those traveling on the roadways may subject themselves to prosecution.