(AP) – The Latest on the snow storm that has killed at least nine people in Ohio (all times local):12:30 p.m.
John Kasich says he is working with the National Guard and other state agencies to help people recover from the snow and ice storm.
Kasich says a large portion of the snow is now covered by trees, while the rest of the storm has blown away trees.
He says the state is ready to assist with transportation and water and other services.
The governor says there are no immediate plans to open roads or reopen schools.___ 12:10 p.e.
The National Guard is in the area and responding to reports of downed trees, according to a news release from the governor’s office.
The Ohio Department of Transportation says crews are working to remove downed trees.
The mayor of Cincinnati, who says he has a helicopter on standby, says there’s a danger to the city’s firefighters.
He also says he’s worried that the storm will bring more hail and snow to the area.
He says the mayor and other city leaders are coordinating efforts to make sure the city gets back to normal.
The city said Wednesday it had closed schools in schools in areas hit by the storm.___ 11:50 a.m.-10:45 a.t.m.:The National Weather Service has issued a snow warning for areas near and including Cleveland, with a chance of more heavy snow in the next few hours.
Snowfall totals are expected to reach up to three inches in some areas.
In the western portion of Ohio, it could get up to two inches.
In western Pennsylvania, the chance of up to one inch is possible.
In parts of eastern and central Pennsylvania, up to 1 inch is forecast.___ 10:35 a.i.e.:The weather service says snow is expected to be heavy in parts of southeastern Ohio and eastern Pennsylvania.
The National Weather Commission has issued snow watches for the area of the Buckeye State.
In western Ohio, the heaviest snow is possible through Monday night.
In the central part of the state, heavy snow is likely.
In eastern and southern Pennsylvania, snow could fall through Monday afternoon.
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