Drivers warned! Snow emergency issued in Summit County

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76/Summit Road Summit County ( ODOT) 2/21

SUMMIT COUNTY, Ohio- A warning if you live in Summit County.

Summit County Sheriff, Steve Barry, has issued a snow emergency until further notice.

Sheriff Barry said roadways are hazardous and is asking drivers not to travel unless it is absolutely necessary.

The current weather conditions are making travel difficult.

A winter storm warning has been issued for Ashland, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Holmes, Richland, Stark, Tuscarawas and Wayne counties until 10 p.m. Saturday.

A winter weather advisory for Ashtabula, Lorain, Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, Huron, Medina, Summit, Portage, Trumbull and Wyandot counties is also in effect until 10 tonight.

A level 1 snow emergency has been issued for Ashland, Huron and Wayne Counties until further notice. A level 1 snow emergency means roads are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. You’re urged to drive very cautiously.

A level 2 snow emergency has been issued for Richland County until further notice. A level 2 snow emergency means roads are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be 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. Drivers should use extreme caution.

**Check out snow parking bans across Northeast Ohio**