Stark County Gets Hit With Wintry Blast

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STARK COUNTY, Ohio-- A winter weather advisory-- which expired in most places at 10pm Friday night-- had some people in parts of Ohio bracing for the worst Friday.

“Right now it’s miserable. It’s kind of a rainy, sleety snow,” said Zach Schopfer, with Rice’s Nursery and Landscaping.

Schopfer spent his Friday night treating sidewalks and parking lots with salt at various businesses in Massillon.

He said it was the second time that day.

Massillon received 4 inches of snow from the storm while other areas received from 1-3” of snow.

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Rapidly-falling temperatures and brisk wind chills also made some people uncomfortable, including some holiday shoppers in North Canton.

Mindi McCormick said, “It’s really cold but the roads aren’t too bad yet so we didn’t want to be snowed in already.”

At one point visibilities were reduced to less than a mile but by 10pm conditions were improving.

The Ohio Department of Transportation District 4 had crews out treating and monitoring the roadways.

However, they also remind drivers to allow extra travel time. They say in “Ice and Snow Take It Slow.” A storm like this could leave behind patches of dangerous black ice.

“The ice is very dangerous. All we can do is salt can’t do too much else,” said Schopfer.

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