Traffic fatality recorded in Ohio snowstorm

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio drivers today picked their way around slick spots left by a winter storm that brought double-digit snowfall to some areas and was blamed for one death.

Jessica Galley, of Mason, was killed Wednesday afternoon when she lost control of her car on southbound Interstate 71 near Cincinnati, drove across the median and crashed into a northbound Ohio Department of Transportation snow plow, the Hamilton County sheriff’s office said. The snow plow driver wasn’t injured.

Southbound I-75 just north of Cincinnati was closed more than 12 hours after a tractor-trailer crashed Wednesday night in a construction area. This morning traffic was diverted east via connectors to I-71 until I-75 was cleared.

There were temporary lane closures on other interstates during Wednesday’s storm, but traffic on most major highways was running smoothly across the state today.

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