Snow Emergencies, Parking Bans Issued

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The newest winter storm is already causing communities to issue snow emergencies and snow parking bans.

We will keep adding to our lists as they come in.

SNOW PARKING BANS
— Bay Village until 10 a.m. Thursday
— Berea until further notice
— Brooklyn until further notice
— Brunswick Hills until further notice
— Brunswick until further notice
— Avon Lake until further notice
— Lorain until further notice
— Maple Heights until further notice
— Mentor-On-The-Lake until further notice
— Mogadore through noon Thursday
— North Olmsted through noon Thursday
— North Royalton until further notice
— Parma until further notice
— Solon until further notice

SNOW EMERGENCIES:
— Erie County: Level 2
— Huron County: Level 3
— Lucas County: Level 3
— Medina County: Level 2
— Ottawa County: Level 2
— Seneca County: Level 1
— Sandusky County: Level 3

Snow Emergency Level Definition:
Law enforcement agencies, specifically county sheriffs, can only declare a snow emergency and temporarily close roads and streets in their jurisdiction.

Below is a breakdown of what each Level Snow Emergency stands for according to the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness Snow Emergency Classifications.

Level 1 Snow Emergency
–Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow.
–Roads may also be icy.
–Drive carefully.

Level 2 Snow Emergency
–Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow.
–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.

Level 3 Snow Emergency
–All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel.
–No one else should be out 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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