Northeast Ohio counties declare snow emergencies, issue parking bans (list)

Northeast Ohio counties declare snow emergencies, issue parking bans (list)
Northeast Ohio counties declare snow emergencies (Source: WOIO)

CLEVELAND (WOIO) - Several Northeast Ohio counties have declared snow emergencies because of the first major winter storm of the season.

  • Erie County (level 2)
  • Huron County (level 1)
  • Lorain County (level 1)
  • Richland County (level 1)
  • Sandusky County (level 1)
  • Summit County (level 1)
  • Wayne County (level 1)

Here’s what the emergency levels mean:

Level 1 Snow Emergency

  • Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow.
  • Roads may also be icy.
  • Drive carefully.

Level 2 Snow Emergency

  • Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow.
  • 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.

Level 3 Snow Emergency

  • All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel.
  • No one else should be out 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.

Additionally, several citywide parking bans have been implemented throughout Northeast Ohio. Residents are urged to remove their vehicles from the streets to allow service departments to clear the streets in the following communities:

  • Berea
  • Broadview Heights
  • Brunswick
  • Cleveland
  • Hudson
  • Kent
  • Maple Heights
  • Mentor
  • Mentor-on-the-Lake
  • Newburgh Heights
  • North Olmsted
  • Painesville
  • Shaker Heights
  • Stow
  • Willoughby

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