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Snow Emergency Levels from ODOT

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The Ohio Department of Transportation is working to clear snow from roadways and advises motorists to stay off the roads. Belmont County is already considered a Level Two Snow Emergency. A listing of the Snow Emergency Levels, according to the ODOT website is listed below:

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.

According to the ODOT website, drivers aren't prepared for winter driving and forget to take it slow. They ask motorists to remember to drive well below the assigned speed limit and leave plenty of room between vehicles. They also advise if motorists do choose to drive on ice and snow, do not use cruise control and avoid abrupt steering maneuvers. When merging into traffic, take it slow. Sudden movements can cause your vehicle to slide.

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