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Northeast Ohio counties issue snow emergencies

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Posted at 7:41 PM, Feb 26, 2020

ERIE COUNTY, Ohio — Counties across Northeast Ohio are issuing snow emergency levels.

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office issued a Level 1 Snow Emergency.

The Huron County sheriff issued a Level 2 Snow Emergency.

Deputies reminded residents to allow for extra travel time and stopping distance during their commutes.

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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