Winter snow levels

Snow emergency levels

Pursuant to the Ohio Revised Code 311.07 and 311.08 the Sheriff can declare a snow emergency and temporarily close county and township roads within his jurisdiction for the preservation of the public peace. Attorney General Opinion 97-015 also allows the Sheriff to close state and municipal roads for the same purpose.

In order to avoid confusion as to what a “snow emergency” actually means, the following “levels” were established as a guideline when such a declaration is made. This site may not reflect accurate road conditions. Please leave ample amount of time to arrive at your destination as road conditions worsen. Roads conditions can drastically change during the evening and night time hours so please drive carefully.

Travel advisory (Local only)

No known issues however the conditions may exist for hazardous travel. Proceed with caution.


Roadways are hazardous, drive very cautiously.


Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow, roadways are also icy. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roadways Contact your employer to see if you should report to work.


Roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be out during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roadways may subject themselves to arrest.