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Counties across Ohio declared Snow Emergencies Sunday

Posted: 8:27 AM, Jan 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-28 15:06:54Z
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Snow emergencies were issued for portions of Ohio on Sunday.

Authorities in Lucas, Huron, Richland, Ashland and Erie counties issued a Level One Snow Emergency Sunday morning.

Roads were expected to be icy and hazardous.

Officials advised that if you need to be on the roads, drive with caution.

The city of Wadsworth declared a Snow Emergency Parking Ban on all city streets.

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.