Several Northwest Ohio counties issue Snow Emergency warnings

Snow Emergency Levels have been issued in several Northwest Ohio counties.

***Please Note: The Snow Emergency information listed below is as of 10:15 p.m. Friday, for the latest information click on the links provided below for each county.***

After another round of snowfall, several Northwest Ohio communities issued Snow Emergency designations for area roadways.

As of 9:30 p.m. on Friday, four counties were under a Level 1 snow emergency and two counties were under a Level 2 snow emergency.

Here's a list of snow emergencies issued on Jan. 17, 2013:

Level One: Hancock, Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca Counties

Level Two: Huron County & Erie County

According to the

Erie County Sheriff's office website

, the Level 2 advisory would remain in place until "further notice".

The Huron County Sheriff's Office issued a Level 2 snow emergency around 4 p.m. and shortly after posted the information on its Facebook page.

After issuing its Level 1 snow emergency, the Hancock County Sheriff's Office asked residents, on its Facebook page, "not to venture out" unless absolutely necessary.

Seneca County's Sheriff also listed snow emergency information on

its Facebook page

on Friday.

Ottawa County did not say when its latest snow emergency would expire but residents can sign up for alerts that send the information to subscribers through text message alerts.

In Sandusky County, residents can find updates on snow emergency levels on the

county's website


So what do the snow emergency levels mean?

LEVEL 1: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads are also icy. Drive very cautiously.

LEVEL 2: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. 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.

LEVEL 3: All 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.