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Published: Saturday, January 19, 2019 @ 2:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 @ 5:57 PM
By: Breaking News Staff
— Sheriff’s offices and departments collaborate with county emergency managers to determine whether current conditions with the weather and roadways constitute issuing a snow emergency level.
Area counties were anticipated to issue snow emergencies this weekend as a powerful winter storm impacted the area. Accumulating snow and ice were reported across the region into Sunday.
As of Tuesday, the following counties are under a snow emergency level:
Level 1 Snow Emergency: No counties are currently under a snow emergency.
SNOW EMERGENCY DEFINITIONS
LEVEL 1: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads also may be icy. Motorists are urged to drive with caution.
LEVEL 2: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads also may 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 be subject to arrest.