COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Many counties in central Ohio remain under snow emergencies Saturday after a severe winter storm crossed Ohio.

This list is current as of 4:30 p.m. Feb. 6.


  • Perry


  • Athens
  • Coshocton
  • Fairfield
  • Fayette
  • Guernsey
  • Highland
  • Hocking
  • Jackson
  • Licking
  • Morgan
  • Muskingum
  • Noble
  • Pickaway
  • Pike
  • Ross
  • Vinton

Storm Team 4 Meteorologist Liz McGiffin said snow will wrap up around 9 a.m. Saturday morning and cold temperatures will settle in, with a high of just 21 on Saturday. Check here for her latest forecast. The Columbus area avoided freezing rain and got sleet instead, which likely kept power outages from being greater.

Crews will continue to work on clearing roads Saturday. The latest traffic conditions can be found here. Several school districts, including Columbus City Schools, canceled classes Friday. The Columbus Metropolitan Library announced it would re-open all its branches at noon Saturday. Find a complete list on closings here.

Delays at John Glenn International Airport began late Wednesday, with nearly all Thursday flights and many on Friday being canceled. The status of flights can be checked here.

With Franklin County at a Level 2 snow emergency, the city’s busing system, COTA, announced it was suspending fares. Fares will not be collected until the county drops to a lower emergency level. In Newark, the Licking County Health Department announced several warming centers that would be open throughout the weekend.

On Thursday, at about 5:15 a.m., Interstate 71 closed in both directions south of Grove City because of a jackknifed tractor-trailer. Only minor injuries were reported, and preliminary information indicated that road conditions did not play a factor in the accident. The closure stretched from State Route 3 to State Route 56. By 2 p.m., the road was fully reopened.

Ice started to move into the area during the early morning hours. At 5 a.m., the Columbus channel of the Ohio Department of Transportation posted images on social media of ice overtaking their traffic cameras.

To find out what each level of snow emergency means, read the descriptions below or check out this video:

Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.

Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be very icy. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roads. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work. Motorists should use extreme caution.

All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be driving during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel or a personal emergency exists. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roads may subject themselves to arrest.