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      Wood Co. Sheriff explains why county didn't go to level 3 snow emergency

      <p> <font size="2" face="Arial"> <font size="2" face="Arial">S</font> </font> <font size="2" face="Times New Roman">heriff</font> <font size="2" face="Arial"> <font size="2" face="Arial"> Wasylyshyn</font> </font> <font size="2" face="Times New Roman"> says a level two emergency will remain in effect</font> <font size="2" face="Arial"><font size="2" face="Arial">Wednesday night</font></font><font size="2"><font face="Times New Roman">.</font></font></p>

      Several counties in northwest Ohio went to a level three Wednesday morning, but not for Wood County. It's a move that left residents asking why.

      " I f the roads are pass a ble, it's not going to be a level 3 , " said Wood County Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn.

      A ccording to the sheriff , the decision to keep the level 2 snow emergency came after consulting with police departments and plow crews throughout the county.

      T he sheriff said this snow fall was heavier, but it didn't drift as easily as the previous winter storm that dumped more than 10 inches of snow.

      A driver in Wood County, David Phillips, thinks the wrong decision was made. "This morning, I already helped two people going off the sides of the roads," said Philips.

      S heriff Wasylyshyn says a level two emergency will remain in effect Wednesday night.

      T he emergency could be reduced depending on road conditions Thursday.VIEW: Complete forecast from WNWO Weather Team