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Snow Closes Northern Kentucky Schools, Creates Hazards on Roads

As promised by the National Weather Service, Sunday night's rain turned into snow overnight and the region awoke Monday morning to a blanket of snow on the ground, slick roads, and closed schools. 

The following schools are affected as of 5:56 a.m.: 

Beechwood Schools 1 HOUR DELAY
Bellevue Independent 1 HOUR DELAY
Bishop Brossart CLOSED
Boone County Schools CLOSED 
Calvary Christian CLOSED
Campbell County Schools CLOSED 
Covington Independent CLOSED
Dayton Independent 1 HOUR DELAY
Erlanger Elsmere CLOSED
Fort Thomas Schools 1 HOUR DELAY
Gateway Comm. & Tech. College OPENS AT 10 A.M.
Kenton County Schools CLOSED
Ludlow Independent 1 HOUR DELAY
Newport Independent CLOSED
Northern Kentucky University OPENS AT 10 A.M.
St. Henry CLOSED

Thomas More College OPENS 1T 10 A.M.

Traffic conditions in the area were rough with one part of Interstate 275 being shut down in Ohio. The cities of Taylor Mill and Independence issued snow emergencies. 

The NWS predicts that when all is said and done, three to five inches of snow will be on the ground with snowfall ending by mid-morning.

Meanwhile, the temperatures will drop to around 24 degrees by around 5 p.m. Monday night it will become windier, with gusts as high as 21 miles per hour. There are likely snow flurries on Tuesday and snowfall on Wednesday, but no more accumulation is expected.

Thursday through Saturday show signs of sunshine with temperatures reaching the mid to upper thirties.

-Staff report

Photo: Snow falls in Covington