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Snow emergencies issued for several Northeast Ohio counties

Posted at 8:26 PM, Jan 16, 2022

HURON COUNTY, Ohio — A level one snow emergency has been issued for the following counties in Northeast Ohio:

  • Huron
  • Ashland
  • Erie
  • Summit

Medina County is under a Level 2 Snow Emergency.

"They are well aware that there are numerous side streets that have yet to be plowed. Please DO NOT call the police department to report that your street has yet to be plowed or ask when it will be plowed. Our dispatch center has become overwhelmed by callers with these questions. The plow drivers are working as quickly and safely as they can to get the streets cleared," Brunswick police said.

The City of Wadsworth is under a Level 2 Snow Emergency.

Roads are snow-covered and could be slick in spots.

Drive with caution.

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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