Light snow leaves a coating in places

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A band of light snow associated with a quick-moving low-pressure area will track taper off this afternoon to a few flurries in the eastern part of the state.

Light snow will brush the Columbus area Friday morning, heavier in southern Ohio.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for the southwestern portion of the state early Friday, where up to an inch accumulated in Pike County. Central Ohio received a dusting of snow Friday morning that began as flurries during the early commute.

ODOT pretreated roads the day before with a salt and brine mix in preparation for the light snowfall. ODOT has used 70,000 tons of salt this winter, compared to 78,000 tons at this time last year.

Spokesperson Breanna Badanes said ODOT Ohio District 6, which includes eight counties in the region including Franklin County, has 23,000 tons of salt remaining for the season.

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