THIS STORY IS FROM FEBRUARY 2014
For the current Feb. 2, 2015 information on county emergency levels check this page .
Snow-covered and icy roads are already causing problems across northeast Ohio. (Get latest traffic conditions on our traffic map here .)
Local sheriffs have asked drivers to avoid driving unless absolutely necessary.
- Ashland County - Level 2
- Erie County– Level 2
- Holmes - Level 2
- Huron County — Level 2
- Lorain County - Level 2
- Medina County -- Level 2
- Richland County - Level 2
- Summit County - Level 1
- Warren County - Level 2
- Wayne County — Level 1
What different levels mean:
Level 1 - Roadways are hazardous due to accumulated snow or ice. Drive cautiously.
Level 2 - Roadways are hazardous due to blowing and drifting snow and/or ice cover. Only those who believe it is necessary to drive should be on the roadways. Contact your employer to determine if you should report to work.
Level 3 - Roadways are closed to all non-emergency travel due to extremely hazardous conditions. No one should be on the roadway unless it is absolutely essential to travel. Those operating vehicles on the roadway for non-emergency reasons may be subject to arrest.
The Ohio Department of Transportation has about 80 crews in Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties. These crews will work in 12-hour shifts around the clock until this storm is complete.
"Drivers should expect that conditions will change mile by mile and minute by minute during their weekend travels. Our best advice, in ice and snow…take it slow! Or, just DON’T go!"