County sheriffs around Ohio have the ability to declare Snow Emergencies in the News 11 viewing area.
(Note -- Michigan counties do not issue snow emergency levels)
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:
County sheriffs also have the ability to close all roads in the county, which includes any city street in their jurisdiction.