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(WJW) – A winter storm warning was issued for several Northeast Ohio counties and others are under a winter storm advisory, so communities are taking precautions.

Here are the latest counties to issue snow emergencies:

Snow Emergencies

  • Ashland County: The sheriff’s office has issued a Level 1 snow emergency.
  • Crawford County: The sheriff’s office has issued a Level 1 snow emergency due to hazardous road conditions.
  • Erie County: The sheriff’s office has issued a Level 2 snow advisory.
  • Huron County: The sheriff’s office has issued a Level 1 snow advisory.
  • Ottawa County: The sheriff’s office has issued a Level 1 snow emergency as roadways are hazardous due to ice and snow
  • Sandusky County: The sheriff’s office has issued a Level 1 snow emergency
  • Summit County: The sheriff’s office has issued a Level 1 snow emergency
  • Wayne County: The sheriff’s office has issued a level 1 snow emergency due to hazardous driving conditions

Here is what the snow emergency classifications mean, according to the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness:

Level 1:

  • Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow.
  • Roads may also be very 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 be subject to arrest.