Most flights canceled at CVG, road conditions, power outages and more: Check here for updates

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Update, 5:35 pm.: The following streets are currently closed:

  • Faraday Road between President Drive and Cass Avenue

  • Inbound Elberon Avenue from Mount Echo and Park Drive

  • Inbound Mount Hope Drive from Incline District

  • Fairbanks Avenue from Bassett Road to Delhi AVenue

Update, 12:15 pm: Findlay Market closed at noon citing hazardous roadway conditions due to inclement winter weather.

“…We are closing for the safety of market merchants and staff,” a news release states. The market is normally open until 6 pm It’s joining numerous other local businesses and attractions that have closed in response to the winter storm.

Update, 11:10 am: At least half a dozen highway crashes have been reported across the region. Several of the crashes are concentrated around the northern side of the Interstate 275 loop.

Duke Energy has addressed some of the power outages, but small outages are becoming widespread particularly in the eastern suburbs of Cincinnati. Fewer than 1,000 people are without power, according to the energy company.

Update, 10:10 am: Cincinnati police are reporting very icy conditions on West Side roads. Buses have been having trouble making it up some hills in the area, according to police communications.

The city police have gone to their “emergency accident reporting” protocol. For minor accidents with no injuries, police are asking people to exchange information and continue if both vehicles are driveable. Reports can be made later.

Update, 10 a.m.: As a result of severe winter weather predictions Thursday, many airlines have opted to cancel flights arriving at and departing from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

“All (flights) are canceled except American and Delta flights prior to Noon,” CVG spokesperson Mindy Kershner said in a text to The Enquirer.

Kershner said the flights “should pick back up tomorrow depending on weather and what airlines decide to do.”

Flight statues for arrivals and departures at CVG can be found here.

Previous report: A heavy mix of rain, snow, sleet and ice could make for hazardous travel conditions and power outages across the Greater Cincinnati region, as Winter Storm Landon moves through a vast swath of the country.

The National Weather Service is predicting snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches and ice accumulations of around two tenths of an inch.

A winter storm warning remains in effect for Southeast Indiana and Southwest Ohio until 7 am Friday. Northern Kentucky is now under an ice storm warning.

Ice storm forecast: timing, accumulation predictions and impact

Road conditions, flights

“Travel could be nearly impossible,” the weather service said.

Officials across the region have warned of dangerous driving conditions as a result crews not being able to effectively pretreat roadways ahead of the freezing precipitation.

Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval has urged commuters to stay home if possible, adding they should avoid roads near the city’s hospital systems if they must go out.

As of 1:20 pm, the Ohio Department of Transportation’s real-time traffic map was showing a total of three crashes on Interstates 71 and 275, as well as State Route 32.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is reporting a total three crashes on I-75 and I-275.

More: Check road conditions in the Greater Cincinnati area as winter weather moves in

The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport has reported 202 flight cancellations and no delays so far Thursday, according to FlightAware, a live flight tracking service.

Endeavor Air has the most cancellations with 46, followed by Envoy Air, Allegiant Air and Delta Airlines.

Ice forms on trees in Forest Park as a winter storm makes it way across thew Greater Cincinnati area Thursday February 3, 2022.

power outages

Update 7:00 pm : Duke Energy had a transmission line go down affecting the southern portion of Clermont County.

As of 1:20 pm, Duke Energy was reporting 12 active outages, with just over 160 customers without power.

The National Weather Service said “power outages and tree damage are likely due to the ice.”

Duke Energy is monitoring the weather system, and 300 additional out-of-state workers will be available to respond to any power line damage, according to Sally Thelen, a company spokesperson.

“As severe winter weather approaches, we’re encouraging customers across our service territories to prepare for possible outages,” Kevin Morgan, Duke Energy’s general manager for emergency preparedness, said in a statement. “Our team is making preparations to ensure we can restore electricity to impacted customers as soon as possible.”

Closures

Concerns over hazardous weather have caused schools, universities, township administrative offices, businesses, courthouses and even outpatient facilities in the region to close Thursday.

All Cincinnati Public Library locations are closed Thursday “due to severe weather,” according to the library system’s website.

A number of cities and counties in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky have also declared snow emergencies.

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This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Winter Storm Landon Ohio live updates Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky

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