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Published: Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 1:58 PM
MIAMI VALLEY — Friday will be a day with ever changing conditions. The morning started wet and through the afternoon and evening a transition from rain, to freezing rain/sleet then snow will take place. It is important to be ready for these changes because the roads will be different as the day goes on.
Charge your phone
The threat for icing is real today and has already been observed on trees and power lines in parts of the Miami Valley as freezing rain falls. Keep in mind, elevated surfaces like trees and power lines will take on ice accumulation first since they are elevated and can fall to 32 degrees faster. The threat for power outages will remain Friday and Friday night. Having your phone ready to go if you lose power or need it on the road will help.
Watch for wet or snowy roads
This storm system has already brought a lot of rain to the area. As temperatures fall below freezing wet roads will become icy. This is a day where roads may look “wet” but indeed could be icy. As snow falls into the evening, there is a good chance ice will have developed below it. This will reduce traction even more on the roads so take it slow or stay home tonight if possible.
Be mindful of the type of snow
The amount of moisture and temperature can play a part in how the snow will be. Since this is a transitional system, the air is getting colder. Snow will likely begin with a 5:1 then 10:1 or higher ratio. This means it would take five inches of melted snow to create one inch of liquid water. A wet snow will also be heavier. It might be difficult to shovel and can skew totals. This type of snow can also produce slushy conditions that ice over into the night easier.
Don’t crowd each other on the road
The threat for icy conditons and active snowfall during the commute this evening means plenty of space will be needed. The more space you give each other the better, in case there are any slideoffs or the visibility is reduced.
Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 9:47 PM
Updated: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 2:18 AM
MIAMI TWP. — A Miami Twp. police officer responding to a series of crashes on Interstate 75 was struck by a drunk driver Saturday evening.
The man who police said struck a Miami Twp. police officer has been identified as Adam Blackmore, 33, of Miamisburg. Blackmore was booked into Montgomery County Jail and faces OVI charges as well as traffic related offenses for the crash, according to Sgt. Matt Robinson of the Dayton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Blackmore was no longer listed as an inmate Monday morning.
The officer, who has not been identified, was thrown 10 to 12 feet when he was struck by a white pickup truck. The officer sustained “soft tissue injuries” and “no broken bones,” said Sgt. Frank Edward Simmons Jr. of the Dayton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
The officer was responding to a series of crashes that occurred around 9 p.m.
Everyone involved in the crashes sustained non-life threatening injuries, according to Simmons.
The first crash occurred when a semi and red impala collided, causing the impala to lose control, drive off the roadway and strike a light pole which knocked it into the roadway, Simmons said.
An SUV then braked to avoid hitting the light pole, causing a Mercedes to strike the back of the SUV, according to Simmons.
Simmons said Miami Twp. police then arrived on scene of the crashes and that’s when the officer was struck at the 44 mile marker.
The driver was traveling southbound and drove off the right side of the roadway, striking the officer.
“It kind of hits close to home to let you know that this profession is inherently dangerous. When you throw an impaired driver into the mix, that makes things that much worse,” Simmons said.
Following the crash, a police source at the hospital said the officer, who was not named, “is awake but very sore.”
The officer was likely to spend the night at Kettering Medical Center.
All lanes reopened on southbound I-75 at Ohio 725 just after 2 a.m.
Published: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 1:18 AM
Updated: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 7:26 AM
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Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 3:34 AM
TODAY: A dry morning with clouds increasing. Showers are expected this afternoon, which means your drive home will likely be a wet one and you’ll want to give yourself some extra time. Temperatures reach around 60 degrees, which is close to normal and it’ll be breezy with off and on showers/downpours through the day and night.
TUESDAY: Rain showers return through the morning. Mostly cloudy and breezy for the day as highs peak in the upper 50s. A stray shower or two linger into the late afternoon and evening.
WEDNESDAY: Any early showers end quickly, so expect dry time for the rest of the day. Broken clouds will allow for some sunshine and highs reach around 60 degrees again.
THURSDAY: A nice day with some sunshine and dry conditions. More sun returns in the afternoon with highs in the low 60s.
FRIDAY: A dry start to the day with plenty of sunshine. It’ll become breezy in the afternoon with highs in the middle 60s. A passing rain shower is possible in the evening as well.
Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 3:11 AM
Updated: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 4:41 AM
UPDATE @ 4 a.m: One person is in police custody after leading police on a pursuit and crashing on Webster Street in Vandalia.
The pursuit started when the suspect fled a traffic stop at Main Street and Maplelawn Drive in Dayton.
“Initial reports indicate he was going 100 plus”, said Sgt. Dallas Root of the Ohio Highway State Patrol.
The OSP trooper initially chose not to pursue the vehicle for safety reasons, however, during a routine patrol the suspect vehicle passed a trooper in the area of Needmore Road and Interstate 75.
A second traffic stop was attempted, and the suspect fled north on Interstate 75. The suspect then got off at Benchwood Road, got on southbound I-75, exited the highway at Wagner Ford Road, got back on northbound I-75, exited the highway at Benchwood Road a second time, then turned east toward Webster Street.
Troopers backed off due to speed and the curvy road.
The vehicle then crashed in the area of Webster Street and Wyse Road around 2:45 a.m.
The suspect, who was described as “extremely intoxicated,” attempted to flee police, but was quickly captured after a perimeter was set up.
He was being examined by medics on scene and was taken to Montgomery County Jail. The driver, who has not been identified, is being detained on charges of fleeing, eluding, OVI and other charges.
No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.