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Snow emergencies for central Ohio, Jan. 31

in Local News/Transportation/Weather

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — A thin layer of overnight snow showers, high winds and cold wind-chill temperatures have caused some hazardous road conditions around central Ohio.

As of 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, Franklin County is not under a snow emergency. But several area counties are under a Level 1 emergency. Check back here for county-by-county updates.

As well, many area school districts are on delays or have closed. Check here for closings and delays.

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Columbus ranks sixth-best city for commuters

in Economy/Local News

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Of all the metro areas in the United States, Columbus takes the No. 6 spot when it comes to commuting.

An analysis from Clever Real Estate positioned Ohio’s capital city as the sixth-best metro area in the country for commuters, as the 82% of Columbus residents who drive to work spend less of their annual income on commuting costs while enjoying a quicker commute than the average U.S. resident.

Using data from the country’s 50 most populous metro areas, the Clever Real Estate study based its rankings on a handful of factors, including the annual fuel and vehicle maintenance costs, hours lost to traffic, and the distance of the commute.

“I was a little surprised, but I think that Columbus has been working and working to improve,” Patty Olmsted, senior business outreach coordinator for the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, said.

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