Snow emergencies canceled for counties in Northeast Ohio

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Posted at 8:17 AM, Feb 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-20 15:05:28-05

CLEVELAND — Multiple counties across Northeast Ohio have canceled snow emergencies after issuing them due to the winter weather Wednesday morning.

Wayne County was under a Level 2 snow emergency due to hazardous roadway conditions with blowing and drifting snow. The emergency was canceled at 11:35 a.m.

The following counties were under a Level 1 Snow Emergency, according to authorities.

  • Erie County
  • Huron County
  • Ashland County

Those emergencies were canceled late Wednesday morning and Wednesday afternoon.

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.

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