Surprise snowstorm greets commuters

Most area basketball games postponed.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jan 17, 2014

 

Norwalk-area commuters are finding it snow going as a surprise snowstorm has lowered visibility and created treacherous driving conditions.

The snow started falling heavy around 3 p.m. The National Weather Service forecasted 2 to 3 inches of snow through 9 p.m. However, one local measurement revealed Norwalk had received nearly 8 inches of snow by 5:45 p.m.

Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard issued a Level 2 snow emergency.

Just before 4 p.m., local authorities were called to a series of accidents in Norwalk and the surrounding areas.

At times, motorists are experiencing near white-out conditions.

In Tiffin, 16 accidents were reported within two hours.

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.

Several area basketball games also have been postponed, including Norwalk-Ontario boys' basketball game. To see a list of postponed games, click HERE.

Another blast of Arctic air will move into the area by mid week, according to weather forecasters. Highs will be in the teens and lows in the single digits. These readings, however, will not be as cold as the Arctic blast that took place earlier this month.

Comments

tadpole

I've lived in Huron County for 67 years. What's the big deal here?!!

doNOTlistenHEAR

Tadpole i aughta nicname you frog nut!

tadpole

Be my guest.

Brock Lee

wtf globel warming my ase

Cliff Cannon

@ Brock Lee : Did you get your snow angel made yet ? :)

Brock Lee

an freze my but off

Cliff Cannon

@ Brock Lee : Well we couldn't have running around with a frozen butt, now could we ? So why not make a snow man instead ?

rickross2

Pants on head? That's the best kind of retardism, pants on head retarded.

gene44870

EXCUSE THE SPELLING , But the almanac said something in the lines of being the busyest year on record for snow fall on the north coast and that was correct from what we have gotten so far this year and the only thing that was wrong is it stated we were in for milder temps , Man was that ever wrong , lol Someone miss calcalated somewhere .. But then like the old saying goes , If you dont like the weather just wait five minutes and it will change ...just not the way we would want it to though ....But its ok , we are just two months away from spring , and thats if mother nature decides to catch up on her reading and is up with todays calender ...lol Just a little humor , thought we could use it .....Be safe everyone

Brock Lee

i hate wnter

Cliff Cannon

@ Brock Lee : Say it ain't so. Had a blast today doing donuts in a parking lot. You sure can't do that in the nasty old summer, can you ?

hit the road jack

Gotta laugh at this one,years ago I was doing doughnuts in a big parking lot and along comes john law and he come over,got out of his car and told me if he sees me doing this again he will write me a ticket,I just laughed and drove away.

Cliff Cannon

@ htrj : Drove away doing donuts, I hope . :)