Serious injuries reported in massive 40-vehicle pileup on Interstate 74 near the Ohio/Indiana state line
According to 9 First Warning Meteorologist Jennifer Ketchmark, a snow squall is like the leading edge of a thunderstorm. It's quick, it's intense and the winds are high. The difference is, it's snow. Instead of having wet roads, you now have snow covered roads, horrendous visibility and crashes. Tuesday's snow squalls were moving at 50 mph.
Selman described the weather event as a "wall of snow."
"The roads were covered, people were going fast, I can't believe it," he said. "At least where we were at, nobody was killed."
Pickrell had a similar memory of the storm itself: "There was no visibility, and then it hit like lightning."