Updated Wed, Nov 27, 2013 6:17 am
Southeast Ohio was spared much of the pain of a major winter storm but roadways were still difficult Wednesday morning.
From two to three inches of snow fell on Athens County as the holiday storm made its way east into some of the nation's most heavily traveled areas.
Fears of hazardous driving prompted Athens City Schools to close.
That decision was made just after 10:00 PM Tuesday night.
The Ohio Department of Transportation reported some icy conditions on bridges and elevated highways Wednesday morning.
While a few counties north of Athens posted level on snow emergencies, all weather warnings and watches had been cancelled for Southeast Ohio by Wednesday morning.
Colder temperatures are forecast for the area Wednesday and slick roadways could persist.
Here's the text of the National Weather Service forecast for Southeast Ohio through Friday:
TODAY...CLOUDY. SNOW LIKELY THIS MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SNOW SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON. ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATION UP TO
1 INCH. BRISK AND COLD. NEAR STEADY TEMPERATURE AROUND 30. NORTHWEST
WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW
TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING. COLDER WITH LOWS AROUND 15. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE
OF SNOW 20 PERCENT.
THANKSGIVING DAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. COLD WITH HIGHS AROUND 30.
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
THURSDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. COLD WITH LOWS AROUND 13. SOUTH
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
FRIDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH...BECOMING WEST AROUND 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
FRIDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING PARTLY
CLOUDY. COLD WITH LOWS AROUND 20.