Northeast Ohio counties issue snow emergencies

CLEVELAND, Ohio –   As snow heads into northeast Ohio from the southwest, some counties have issued snow emergencies.

Our FOX 8 meteorologists say that once it starts snowing in your backyard, it’ll remain steady through late Sunday night, then taper to scattered snow showers after midnight.    By Monday morning, our communities will likely have 1-3″ on the ground.

***Latest forecast information, here***

When road conditions turn dangerous, sheriff’s offices in Northeast Ohio will issue snow emergencies and temporarily close roads.

The following counties have issued a snow emergencies:

Level 1

  • Ashland County
  • Huron County
  • Sandusky County
  • Wayne County

***Latest warnings and alerts, here***

Here is what the levels mean, according to the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness:

LEVEL 1: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Drivers 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. Drivers 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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