Traffic conditions dicey, several counties under snow emergencies

FREMONT, Ohio -- Freezing rain and snow are causing some dicey road conditions across NE Ohio and are prompting advisories, parking bans and other emergencies.

As of 11:20 a.m., Sandusky County has been downgraded to a level 1. Huron and Wayne counties remain under Level 2 snow emergencies. Erie County is under a Level 3 snow emergency.

In Erie County, Sheriff Paul Sigsworth said roadways are "extremely treacherous due to ice formation."

Sandusky County is just southeast of Toledo. Huron County is south of the city of Sandusky. Erie County includes the city of Sandusky. The same line of wintry weather that is hitting those areas is moving into northeast Ohio and expected to bring ice and snow to our area just in time for the morning rush.

 

For more, check out the LIVE blog below:

Darren Sweeney January 8, 20184:57 am

The Ashland County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Level 1 Snow Emergency. That means “roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.

Darren Sweeney January 8, 20184:58 am

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Level 2 Snow Emergency. That means “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.”

Darren Sweeney January 8, 20184:59 am

Fox 8 Viewer Carole from Hudson reported: “Pure ice on sidewalks and streets in Hudson. Be careful!”

Darren Sweeney January 8, 20184:59 am

Fox 8 viewer Melissa from Massillon reported: “Nothing but a sheet of ice conditions are extremely bad. I
have 4×4 and I got stuck sideways on a hill 5 mph still I was sliding almost
hit a telephone pole.” 

Darren Sweeney January 8, 20185:10 am

According to the Montville Police Department, Medina County is under a level 1 snow emergency.

Darren Sweeney January 8, 20185:13 am

The Medina County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook: “Patrol is advising road conditions across the county are poor. The current ice storm is making driving difficult. We have issued a Level 1 travel emergency. Please use caution if you have to be out until the road crews can work on the roads.”

Darren Sweeney January 8, 20185:38 am

The Garfield Heights City Hall is closed today due to a pipeline break. There are no daytime or evening activities. 

Darren Sweeney January 8, 20185:42 am

The Hinckley Police Department post the following message on it’s Facebook page: “As of 4AM, it’s been raining lightly but steadily since
about 2. Roads are poor at best. If you don’t need to be out, don’t be. Road
crews are working, but at a balmy 27 degrees, and continual rain there isn’t
much improvement. If you do venture out, allow you windows to fully defrost and
speeds BELOW the posted limits are suggested. Allow extra space between
vehicles and take your time. We’d prefer not to meet you this morning. Happy
Monday!”

 

Darren Sweeney January 8, 20185:53 am

A Fox 8 viewer in Akron reported “side streets in the Firestone Park neighborhood are ice covered.”

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Darcie Loreno January 8, 20186:39 am

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Darren Sweeney January 8, 20186:42 am

Sandusky County Sheriff’s Office just upgrade conditions from a Level 3 to a Level 2. More here: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=152452942075782&id=121784468475963

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A snow parking ban is in effect for Mogadore