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Updated: Winter persists; overnight snow leads to numerous crashes

Today is the second day of spring - at least on the calendar.

(Pictured: A snow-covered backyard in Bellefontaine)

Snow started to blanket parts of West Central Ohio late Wednesday night, which led to slick driving conditions this morning.

There were numerous slide-offs reported and a few injury accidents.

The Champaign County Sheriff's Office responded to a rollover injury accident north of Mechanicsburg near the intersection of State Route 4 and State Route 161 at two a.m.

In Logan County, the Marysville Post of the State Highway Patrol handled a two-vehicle injury accident at the intersection of State Route 287 and County Road 144 (near Middleburg) around 5:30 a.m.

Troopers report that Alivia Prater, 20, of West Liberty, was driving a 2002 Saturn four-door northeastbound on 287 when her vehicle slid through the stop sign and struck the right rear tires of a semi on 144 operated by Timothy Sniffen, 51, of Lima.

Prater, who suffered minor injuries, was transported to Union County Memorial Hospital by Allen Township Fire and EMS.

She was cited for failure to yield.

Her car suffered heavy damage.

Sniffen was not injured. His semi had minor damage.

Both drivers were wearing their seat belts.

There was a non-injury accident south of Zanesfield at County Road 5 and County Road 29 around six a.m.

Drive carefully. Temperatures will remain below freezing. Tonight's forecast low is 17. On Friday, you can expect sunshine and a high of 38.

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