Snow overnight makes central Ohio commute messy

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A fresh snowfall overnight in central Ohio was making the morning commute slow and messy.

More than 160 schools were delayed Tuesday morning after several inches of snow blanketed the roads. Snow emergencies were declared in rural Pickaway and Coshocton counties, meaning people are discouraged from driving.

Officials are urging Columbus commuters to take extra time to get to work and don't follow too closely. Motorists who slid off roads and needed attention were making the situation worse around the city.

Some flight delays were reported at the Columbus airport.

The snow was expected to taper off in central Ohio by late morning as it moves southeast.