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This latest winter storm is definitely packing a punch. Starting out as a wintery mix this morning, the accumulating snow was very wet and heavy, causing slick roads and heavy amounts for people shoveling the snow like John Burns.
"Not good. I wish it would make up it's mind and either be snow or rain but not the mix. This stuff is really heavy to shovel. We had a good idea we were going to get something but just weren't sure what and I don't think we know yet if it is going to be ice, snow or rain, " Burns said.
Burns will get his wish as it will change to all snow while continuing to accumulate throughout the rest of today. The timing of the storm allowed for easy travels on christmas and many are still on school or work vacation. Which is actually good news, as many probably would have been canceled or closed early according to Beverly Cullen of Cambridge City Schools.
"I still work for a school system right now, I work at Cambridge cities schools but I am retired from West Muskingum Schools and worked there for 20 years, I was the transportation director and food service director and on a day like this i would have been out at about 4 o'clock in the morning checking the roads and would have recommended a snow day, " said Cullen.
Authorities are urging everyone to not travel unless absolutely necessart and if you have to, give yourself plenty of time to get to your desitination. For updates on the winter storm, stay tune to WHIZ on our website and facebook page.