The storm plaguing the area today is causing a number of issues and cancellations. The strength of the storm was such that a three vehicle accident on 9 Highway resulted in no injuries, but did involve a school bus. The children were able to be safely transported home. White out conditions were to blame for the accident. Sheriff Scott Dodd of Hancock County is advising no travel on county or area roads in Hancock County due to the white out conditions there as well.
District high school basketball tournament games have all been postponed and moved to Friday due to the dangerous conditions. More of these cancellations can be found on our website at kiow.com under the Delays and Cancellations tab.
A Winter Weather Advisory was issued for the broadcast area due to blowing snow, winds nearing 44 mph at times, and small snow squalls with occasional heavy snow. A Wind Chill Advisory has also been posted until 9am on Friday morning due to expected wind chills dropping to -25 degrees. Counties such as Wright and Humboldt can expect wind chills in the mid teens overnight. The worst of the wind chills is expected near 6am for all areas concerned. The National Weather Service is advising everyone to stay indoors and minimize all outdoor activity. If you have to go out, cover all exposed areas of skin including the face, to avoid frostbite.