Sloppy Wednesday morning commute ahead of flooding concerns

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Anyone who hit the road after 2 a.m. Wednesday encountered some heavy snow, sleet and slow moving traffic with slippery conditions.

Along with snow and a wintery mix, there were reports of thunder snow around the Columbus area, which helped to boost snow totals.

Some of the heavier snow totals by 8 a.m. were around 4-4.5 inches near Dublin, Hilliard, Worthington, Westerville and Grove City.  

Many people out this morning took the saying “ice and snow, take it slow” seriously and traffic was moving at only around 20-30mph at times.  

The good news for the evening commute is that as temperatures rise through the day, the only thing coming down from the clouds will be rain. The freezing line moved beyond the Columbus area around 8 this morning so rain has already started.  

The threat for the rest of the day then turns to flooding. Flood watches will be in effect through Thursday morning from heavy rain and melted snow from this morning. 

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