19 First Alert Weather Day: Overnight snow will likely disrupt morning commutes; snow emergencies issued

Erie County has issued a LEVEL 1 snow emergency. and Huron, Ottawa and Sandusky counties have issued LEVEL 2 emergencies. Winter weather advisory issued for Erie, Lucas, Sandusky and Wood counties. Lake effect snow warning issued for Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga and Lake counties through Saturday. until 6 p.m.

19 First Alert Weather Day: Overnight snow will likely disrupt morning commutes

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - 1″ - 3″ will have fallen by midnight, with the highest totals being west of I-77.

For the overnight hours, there will be lake enhanced snow in the Primary and Secondary Snow Belts.

Snow showers will continue through the morning commute in these areas.

Roads may be slick and visibility will be reduced.

Winds will also be an issue.

Winds may gust upwards of 40 - 45 mph tonight and tomorrow.

Lake effect snow will continue throughout the day tomorrow.

Snow emergency classifications are as follows:

LEVEL 1: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.

LEVEL 2: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be very icy. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roads. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work. Motorists should use extreme caution.

LEVEL 3: 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 traveling on the roads may subject themselves to arrest.

To view the state’s weather-related road closures and restrictions, visit the Ohio Department of Transportation’s traffic website.

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