Cars and trucks are having trouble staying on area roads as Washington County remains under a Level 2 snow emergency.
At least two people were taken to area hospitals following a three-vehicle accident on Ohio 7 across the Ohio River from Willow Island, W.Va., according to the Ohio Highway Patrol's Marietta post. A fourth car crashed in a separate accident nearby, a trooper said.
Despite a mixture of snow and rain falling throughout the morning and afternoon, most crashes have not been serious, Sheriff Larry Mincks said.
"We are having quite a few minor fender-benders, people sliding off the road into the ditch," he said.
The Level 2 advisory declared by the sheriff means only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be on the roads. Whether people should report for work is up to the individual employers, Mincks said.
The National Weather Service forecast calls for precipitation of one form or another throughout the afternoon and overnight. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches is possible overnight, with the same amount forecast for Wednesday.