Storm bringing heavy snow, high winds to the area

A strong winter storm is bringing heavy snow and high winds to the area today and overnight into Tuesday.

Parts of the OPPD service territory could receive several inches of snow. National Weather Service forecasters say the snow should taper off overnight, wrapping up early Tuesday morning.

However, gusty winds as high as 45 mph are expected to move into the area after midnight tonight. Those winds could create near-blizzard conditions overnight and into Tuesday, with blowing and drifting snow that could make travel perilous if not impossible at times. The near-blizzard conditions could continue even after snow stops falling.

These kind of high winds can cause damage to power lines, but that threat is lower this time of year since the leaves have fallen off tree branches.

OPPD is watching the forecast closely and will hold extra staff over beyond their regular shifts if needed, to provide more manpower in case of outages.

We encourage customers to keep electronic devices charged in the event of a power outage. Should you lose power, report it right away at or by calling 1-800-554-OPPD, so that we are aware and can respond.

We will continue to provide updates as needed on this page.

AV snow 1.8 afternoon