Winter weather has already visited Ohio, with more undoubtedly on its way. When winter weather is severe and travel becomes dangerous, the Summit County Sheriff can declare a snow emergency and close the roads or limit travel within their jurisdiction for the safety of the public. What do the snow levels mean?
LEVEL 1: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists 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. 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 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.
Notices are usually sent out on social media and other local news.
Summit County Sheriff:
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Sheriff's Office Mobile App: https://sheriff.summitoh.net/pages/SCSO-Phone-App.html