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Snowfall Across Ohio Caused Many Accidents
More snow is expected in Ohio, where a storm has left up to 10 inches on the ground and contributed to a highway pileup involving as many as 20 vehicles.
A lake effect snow warning remained in effect until noon Tuesday in eight northeast Ohio counties. Forecasters say areas could get up to 4 more inches of snow.
The National Weather Service says Ashtabula County was left with up to 10 inches yesterday. Areas near Cleveland have 6 inches or more on the ground.
Though snow was lighter elsewhere in Ohio, authorities say it was a factor in numerous crashes. The State Highway Patrol says 15-20 vehicles were in a pileup Monday afternoon on Interstate 77 in southeast Ohio. Three people were hospitalized with injuries not life-threatening.