Level 2 Snow Emergency for Lake County

Painesville residents dig out from snowstorm

LAKE COUNTY, Ohio - The Lake County Sheriff has issued a Level 2 snow emergency for the area.

Sheriff Daniel Dunlap issued the warning around 10 a.m. Saturday.

A Level 2 Snow Emergency means there is a roadway warning.

Roads are considered to be hazardous with blowing and drifting snow.  Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be on the roadways.

According to the Sheriff, drivers should contact their employer to see if they should report to work.

Lake-enhanced snow bands moving eastward caused upwards of two inches of snow per hour to fall in some areas of Lake County.

In Painesville, the sound of roaring snowblowers was common on East Jackson Street as residents began to dig out from the latest snowstorm.

On Richmond Street, there were more trucks with plows on the front than there were passenger vehicles.

City of Painesville crews worked hard to get the streets and sidewalks clear.  

Traffic on Route 2 was slowed considerably due to the slick road conditions.

Keep checking back to newsnet5.com for updated weather forecasts from the NewsChannnel 5 weather team.

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