Slippery road conditions amid lowered snow emergency levels
Wed, 08 Jan 2014 11:24:04 GMT — Several officials have lifted the most severe snow emergency levels for their counties, but warn of icy road conditions.Majority of northwest Ohio counties have been placed under a Level 2 snow emergency for Wednesday morning after county sheriffs reviewed last night's road conditions.The Level 2 snow emergency indicates roads are hazardous with drifting and blowing snow. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roadways. Drivers are strongly urged to take extra precaution and allow time for delayed traveling on the roads.
VIEW: Complete list of county snow emergencies Defiance County was one of the last counties to change to a Level 2 as of Wednesday morning. Wood and Wyandot have been lowered to a Level 1 emergency, which advises the public to drive cautiously.Northwest Ohio received a total of 13 inches of snow from Sunday to Monday, causing many businesses and schools to cancel activities for several days. Tuesday morning temperatures reached record-setting numbers with plunging wind chills around - 38 degrees.Snow crews have been working back-to-back 12 hour shifts to clear the roads. ODOT drivers told WNWO salt isn't the best idea for roads with temperatures in the single digits.VIEW: Complete forecast from WNWO Weather Team