Huron County is now under a Level 2 Snow emergency.
Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may be icy.
Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the road. Area residents are encouraged to contact their employers to see if they should report to work. Please contact the Huron County Sheriff's Office at (419) 663-2828 with any questions.
In Ohio, there are three levels of snow emergency, with one being the mildest.
There is a rumor that the Edison-Bay Bridge that borders Ottawa County and Erie County has closed, but that is not true, according to the state Highway Patrol. This bridge is open and never closes unless an accident needs cleared up, troopers said. There are no accidents at this time.
Also, due to the snowfall, the city of Norwalk has issued a parking ban until further notice. This parking ban is to enable the snow plows to clear the streets. The ban affects the entire city, so people are told not to park on the streets. If a person's vehicle is currently parked on the street, he or she should remove it. Vehicle owners violating this parking ban are subject to a citation and towing.
And Willard officials are reminding their citizens who have vehicles parked on the street with a posted Emergency Snow Route sign that those vehicles should not be parked on the street as the snow fall is greater than 3 inches. The city crews are working diligently to remove the snow from the city streets. With the snow being removed from the streets, this also makes it easier for the fire department and police department to respond to emergencies. Help the fire department by clearing a 3 foot clearance around a fire hydrant near your house or business. Please do not place the snow on the roadways.
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