- Associated Press - Saturday, January 23, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A winter storm that’s slamming the East Coast has dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of southeastern Ohio and forced a small college to scrap weekend activities.

Hocking College in Nelsonville canceled classes and events scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.

The National Weather Service said that as of Saturday morning, it’s received reports of snowfall reaching 16 inches in Washington County and 13.5 inches in Athens County. Lawrence County saw at least 14 inches as of Friday night.

Brian Coniglio (KUH’-nig-lee-oh), a meteorologist with the weather service’s Wilmington office, said moisture from the storm will circulate in parts of southeastern Ohio Saturday afternoon, and travel will continue to be treacherous.

Athens, Vinton, Washington, Jackson and Meigs counties were under a winter storm warning until 7 p.m. Saturday.


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