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Winter Weather Alert called for NW Ohio, parts of Mich.

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News 11's Chief Meteorologist Robert Shiels says the snow should stop around 10 p.m. on Tuesday.

A LEVEL 1 SNOW EMERGENCY has been called for Seneca county.

Areas to the far east and southeast of Toledo could see 5-6 in. of snow.

When weather conditions are bad enough to warrant a Level 3 Emergency to be issued, public safety resources become extremely precious, and eliminating traffic gives road crews the room they need to do their work.

Anyone caught driving during a Level 3 without a good reason might be subject to arrest.

According to Ohio Attorney General Opinion 86-023, the Sheriff of a county may declare a snow emergency and temporarily close county and township roads within his jurisdiction for the preservation of the public peace.

Sheriffs in Ohio have established the following guidelines:

  • LEVEL 1: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads are also icy. Drive very cautiously.
  • LEVEL 2: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roadways. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work.
  • LEVEL 3: All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be out during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roadways may subject themselves to arrest.

County sheriffs also have the ability to close all roads in the county, which includes any city street in their jurisdiction.

Road Conditions:

Ohio             1-888-264-7623
Michigan       1-800-381-8477
ODOT Transportation System Snow Information
ODOT District 2 Headquarters

Be sure to check our weather page for more information. 

Updated by KO