Snow Emergency Classifications
Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy.
Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.
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
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.
Local radio stations will carry the announcements.
person who knowingly hampers or fails to obey a lawful order of the sheriff
declaring a snow emergency and temporarily closing highways, roads and/or
streets within his/her jurisdiction may be subject to criminal prosecution under
Ohio Revised Code Section 2917.13, “Misconduct at an emergency” or other
applicable law or ordinance. A violation under that section is a misdemeanor of
the fourth degree, punishable by a jail sentence not to exceed 30 days and/or a
fine not to exceed $250. If the misconduct creates a risk of physical harm to
persons or property, it is a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable by a
jail sentence not to exceed 180 days and/or a fine not to exceed $1,000.