Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard issued a Level 3 snow emergency at 7 a.m. Saturday.
"We were out checking the roads at 5 a.m. and some roads, such as Baseline, had 3 feet of snow," Howard said.
Howard said Ohio 162 was completely drifted shut until crews from the Ohio Department of Transportation plowed it.
The sheriff said portions of Old State Road had drifts as high as 3 feet.
Also, the intersection of Old State and Boughtonville roads had high drifts.
"You'll drive along sections of the road that seem fine and then you'll come up on a drift that is 3-feet high," Howard said.
"I expect this Level 3 to be in effect for some time," he said. "We're supposed to get more snow and winds are expected to increase."
During a Level, 3, motorsists can be ticketed for being on the roadways.
Only, basically, law enforcement and emergency-medical related vehicles and personnel can be on the roads during a Level 3.
Also, a parking ban for the entire city of Norwalk is in effect until further notice.
Residents are asked to move any vehicles that are parked in the streets to allow city crews to clear the roads.
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