The Washington County Sheriff's Office has downgraded the snow emergency level in the county to Level 1.
That means state and county roads are mostly clear but township roads remain hazardous, according to a release from the sheriff's office.
Snow overnight closed area schools and led to event cancellations. The sheriff's office initially declared a Level 2 travel Advisory, meaning roadways were snow-covered and slick and only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on roadways.
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Sgt. Terry McGill of the Marietta Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol watches as a vehicle is pulled out of a ditch Tuesday morning along Ohio 26 near County House Lane. No injuries were reported in the accident.
Local weather watcher Charlie Worsham said about two-and-a-half inches of snow had fallen as of 1 p.m.
Worsham said it's been a while since the Pioneer City saw a sizable snow fall. The last he charted was 10 inches on Feb. 16, 2003.
"I couldn't find any since then of even four or five inches. It's been one inch here half-an-inch there," he said.
The snow has not resulted in a large number of accidents, according to area law enforcement offices.
"Actually, (there's) been very little problems associated with the snow," Marietta police Sgt. Ed Wright said. "The drivers out there are being careful, and the streets are pretty well taken care of in the city."
An Ohio Highway Patrol dispatcher said troopers had responded to four accidents in the area. A sheriff's office dispatcher said deputies had not responded to many.
Road crews began preparing for the anticipated snowfall Monday night.
"We've had crews out from about midnight on," said Karen Pawloski, with the Ohio Department of Transportation District 10.
Pawloski issued a press release Monday reminding drivers to give snow plows extra room to work since they are wide and travel at slower speeds than other vehicles. Since November, there have been 51 accidents across the state involving ODOT snow plows and vehicles, including one fatality.
Marietta city crews were pre-treating some hills Monday evening, Mayor Michael Mullen said.
"(It) does some good to have the base down before you get snow on top of it," he said.
David Marsalek, meteorologist with the weather service in Charleston, said a few more inches of accumulation are possible by tomorrow, but it won't just be snow falling. There could be rain and freezing rain overnight, and sleet is also expected, he said.