You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.


  • ePAPER

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and interactive features. Starting at just 99c for 8 weeks.


Welcome to

Your source for Clark and Champaign counties’ hometown news. All readers have free access to a limited number of stories every month.

If you are a News-Sun subscriber, please take a moment to login for unlimited access.

Temperature could hit -15 degrees tonight

Commuters and students may have long drives and traffic delays ahead of them today if below freezing temperatures set in as predicted.

In addition to wet roads that are expected to freeze, Clark, Greene, Champaign and southern Montgomery counties were expected to get about 1 to 3 inches of snow. Preble and Miami counties are expected to get 3 to 6 inches of snow and Darke could see 6 to 8 inches of snow, according to News Center 7 meteorologists.

The Springfield area could see scattered show showers and flurries this morning and temperatures are expected to drop to -15 tonight.

On Sunday, anticipated snow did not blanket the region as expected, but a change in the storm system resulted in rain, said McCall Vrydaghs, a News Center 7 meteorologist.

“The track of that storm shifted north,” she said. “That allowed warm air to infiltrate the storm bringing mostly rain.”

In Northwest Ohio, a Level 3 snow emergency was declared in Lucas County on prompting the Toledo Zoo to close and the University of Toledo and Toledo Public Schools to cancel classes on Monday, according to Associated Press news reports. The Hollywood Casino in Toledo also closed early and expected to remain closed until the snow emergency is lifted.

More snow is expected for the Springfield area Wednesday and Thursday nights.

Clark County Engineer’s Office Jonathan Burr said he was unsure how long road crews would be on the roads, but he said he planned for 12 crews to work in 12-hour shifts until the roads were treated.

“It’s such a fine line when you start,” Burr said. “If I start putting materials out when it rains, it will get washed right off. there’s no pretreatment because it has been raining all day.”

Crews will be able to treat the roads once it starts to snow, he said.

“The other problem is we have no residue from the prior snow,” Burr said.

Leftover salt on the road from prior snow works like a pre-treatment, Burr said.

If temperatures dip too low, the salt is useless Burr said.

“We’re going to try to get everything off before it freezes,” Burr said.

Reader Comments ...

Next Up in News

Clark Co. health officials report 1 suspected Zika virus
Clark Co. health officials report 1 suspected Zika virus

A traveler returning home in Clark County has contracted what is believed to be the Zika virus, according to the Clark County Combined Health District. The individual traveled from a “Zika hot spot” and upon return exhibited a rash and other symptoms consistent with Zika, according to Clark County Health Commissioner Charlie Patterson. ...
Stafford: Learn about cancer while applauding survivors
Stafford: Learn about cancer while applauding survivors

OK, class, I know it’s late in the school year, but Mr. Stafford needs you to settle down and take your seats. We’re starting today with a little quiz. Save your groans. The torture won’t last long this time. Just three questions, true or false, easy-peasy. But there’s a catch, a reason you might want to put down your cell phones...
Teen charged in Bellfontaine school threat
Teen charged in Bellfontaine school threat

A Bellfontaine High School student was arrested Thursday night and alleged to have made threats against the high school. The Bellfontaine Police Department announced on their Facebook page they arrested a 16-year-old and said that the community is safe. The student is alleged to have uploaded a video onto Facebook Thursday threatening to harm other...
SBDC exec to place more emphasis on existing businesses
SBDC exec to place more emphasis on existing businesses

The new executive director for the Small Business Development Center in Springfield said the agency will likely place more emphasis on growing existing businesses in Clark County. The agency has placed an emphasis in the past in helping small businesses get off the ground, said Rob Alexander, who took over as executive director of the SBDC. That kind...
Finns pay tribute to rock band Kiss
Finns pay tribute to rock band Kiss

Heavy metal fans in Finland decided to rock ’n’ roll all night and honor the band Kiss. >> Read more trending news Fans placed masks on four giant statues in the capital city of Helsinki to honor the hard-rock group, Yahoo reported. State-owned railway operator VR invited four fans of the band to paint black-and-white Kiss masks...
More Stories