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Cities, counties in Northeast Ohio issue snow emergency advisories

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Posted at 8:27 AM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 11:11:07-05

ERIE COUNTY, Ohio — As another round of snow arrives in Northeast Ohio, bringing an expected 1 to 3 inches for most areas throughout the day, some cities and counties are issuing snow emergency advisories.

The City of Willard, located in Huron County, is under a Level 2 Snow Advisory.

The Erie County Sheriff's Office has issued a Level 1 Winter Weather Road Condition Advisory several inches of snowfall is expected to fall across Northeast Ohio.

Snow Emergency classifications, according to the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness:

LEVEL 1: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.

LEVEL 2: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be very icy. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roads. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work. Motorists should use extreme caution.

LEVEL 3: All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be driving during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel or a personal emergency exists. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roads may subject themselves to arrest.