Counties declaring snow emergencies: list of counties and a breakdown of what the different levels mean

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CLEVELAND – With wind advisories, snow advisories and hazardous weather advisories, many Ohio counties will declare that they are under snow emergencies.

The following counties are under Level 1 snow emergencies Sunday, January 10th:

Crawford

Erie

Huron

Ottawa

Richland

Sandusky

There are different levels of the emergencies. Here’s a snapshot of what each level means:

Level 1: Roads are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very carefully.

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 ravel or a personal emergency exists. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work. Those traveling on the roads may subject themselves to arrest.