March snow flurries blanket Tri-State

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 3, 2005

Not a lot of snow came down - but it was just enough.


fluffy white stuff on the ground measured an inch or less

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in most places this morning, but it was just enough to close some area schools and make roads slick.

While little additional snow is expected for the rest of the week, National Weather Service Meteorologist Tom Mazza said it will feel like winter through the end of the week.

"That's pretty much about it for the snow," Mazza said. "We could see some scattered snow showers this afternoon and into tonight but that's about it. Then it winds down."

Expect temperatures to warm up by Friday with the mercury climbing into the mid 40s, Mazza said.

But the respite won't last long. Temperatures are expected to drop Saturday evening. The next chance of snow will be Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the snow forced school cancellations in Rock Hill, South Point, Chesapeake, Fairland and Dawson-Bryant districts and created delays in the start of the school day in

the Green and Symmes Valley districts.

Schedules at Ironton City and Catholic schools were not affected by the snow.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office reported no weather related traffic accidents.