Cincinnati plans to shut down intake valves along the Ohio River to protect the city's drinking water from a chemical spill in West Virginia.
Mayor John Cranley announced Monday that the valves will be shut down for at least 20 hours beginning tonight. Cranley says that will allow the water to pass the city without any chemicals entering the drinking supply.
The city plans to use a reserve of 60 hours of treated water, built up specially following the West Virginia spill.
In the wake of the first winter storm of 2014, the state is expected to see its coldest temperatures in years.
Temperatures are in single digits to start the day throughout the state this morning, with wind chills well below zero.
After a warm up into double digits Saturday and Sunday, temperatures will dive back down, with highs throughout the state from only 0 to 5 for Monday. And it'll stay bitterly cold through most of next week.
Preliminary data show Ohio had a record-low number of traffic deaths in 2013.
The State Highway Patrol reports at least 923 people died on Ohio roads during the past year. Additional deaths are under review but have not been confirmed as traffic fatalities, making the possible total 981.
It would be the first time Ohio has had fewer than 1,000 traffic deaths since record-keeping began in 1936. The previous low was 1,016 in 2011. In 2012, Ohio had 1,122 deaths.