The Ohio State Highway Patrol, along with local law enforcement, investigated a series of weather-related crashes beginning Saturday morning, all due to the storm that moved through our area.
The weather changed quickly Saturday morning. Snow started to fall, and the wind picked up, causing severe low visibility and blowing snow. That in turn, lead to a number of chain-reaction crashes in Van Wert and Paulding counties.
Over a five-hour period, 13 crashes involving 39 people were reported.
As of Monday morning, Williams, Defiance, and Fulton counties were all placed on a level 1 snow emergency