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UPDATE - Snow emergency increased to Level 2 for Huron County.

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Dec 27, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Huron County is now under a Level 2 snow emergency.

Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard increased the level at 12:30 p.m. today. A Level 1 had been issued earlier in the morning.

In Ohio, there are three levels of snow advisories for drivers, with a level one being the mildest.

A Level 1 means roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads also are icy. Motorists are encouraged to drive cautiously.

A Level 2 snow emergency means roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads are also icy. Drive very cautiously and you should be only out if necessary.

A Level 3 snow emergency means 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 on the roads may subject themselves to arrest.

Huron County remains under a blizzard warning until 7 a.m. Thursday.

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