At least 6 inches of snow has fallen since Sunday — and more is on the way.
About 6 inches of snow have fallen on Stark County since the latest weather pattern moved in, including 3.4 inches that fell overnight, according to the National Weather Service.
Most schools closed and emergency officials responded to vehicles stuck in the road, but no injuries were reported.
A dispatcher with the Ohio Highway Patrol's Canton post said troopers there addressed "a fair amount" of incidents, mostly involving disabled vehicles and cars that were stuck in medians.
"We had a lot of pull-outs, but no damage," she said, adding that troopers at 7:45 a.m. were addressing a crash at I-77 and Shuffel Road NW. Crash details were not yet available, but no injuries were being reported.
Several parking bans throughout the community remained in effect, although the winter weather advisory issued Wednesday by the weather service did not.
Meteorologist Gary Garnet at the National Weather Service's Cleveland office said that between 7 p.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. Thursday, 3.4 inches of snow fell in the Stark County area.
"It looks pretty uniform (across the county)," he said..
And while only flurries can be expected during "hit or miss snow showers" today, he said, "we're in an active pattern right now."
So the snow isn't going to stop piling up.
"We're expecting another weak system to come through on Friday," Garnet said, adding that the Stark County area could expect to see another inch or two of snow.
The forecast, however, shows temperatures should be warming up over the weekend. And despite an expected high Sunday of 40 degrees, there remains a 50 percent possibility of a rain/snow mix.
The temperature was only expected to reach 26 degrees Thursday before falling to an overnight low of just 10 degrees and then rising Friday to 27.
Just before 8 a.m. Thursday, the Akron-Canton Airport was reporting a temperature of 25 degrees with winds out of the north at 12 mph gusting to 24 mph resulting in a windchill of just 14 degrees.
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