Roads around Central Ohio became slick and snow covered early on Monday morning.
Law enforcement in several counties, including Franklin, declared Level 1 snow emergencies. That means roads and highways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow.
Many schools delayed or closed as the snow swept into the area.
The concern for Monday night is that the sludge on the roads will freeze and turn to ice as temperatures drop.
“Drive slow, and don't hit your breaks, because you'll spin out of control it's better to be slow and cautious and avoid the problem to begin with,” said Brooke Hannah of Pickaway County.
Local governments are watching their budgets carefully as this snow season begins so early. Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman said recently that there will be no additional funds for snow in the upcoming budget.
The city did get the first use of their new Warrior Watch tracking system, to see where plows had cleared.