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Snow emergency elevated Level 2 in Huron County

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Jan 10, 2014 at 9:12 AM

Huron County is now under a Level 2 snow emergency.

The county already was under a Level 1 on Thursday when Sheriff Dane Howard elevated it to Level 2 status just before 10 p.m.

In Ohio, there are three levels of snow emergency, with Level 1 being the mildest.

During a Level 2, the roads are considered hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads also might by icy. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the road. Residents are encouraged to contact their employers to see whether they should report to work.

Earlier this week, the county was under a Level 3 — a first during Howard's time as sheriff. Under that level, motorists are ordered to stay off the roads unless there is an emergency and they can be criminally prosecuted if they disobey.

The snow emergency was reduced to a Level 2 on Tuesday morning and then to a Level 1 on Wednesday evening.

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