Old social media posts create snow emergency confusion

Snow fell quickly on the Toledo area on Monday night leading to many snow emergency declarations.

Many northwest Ohio counties issued snow emergencies on Monday night, but there was initially some confusion in Lucas County after some old social media posts surfaced.

Just before 7:00 p.m., Lucas County issued a Level 1 snow emergency.

It has since been upgraded to a Level 2 snow emergency in Lucas County.

However, after the initial snow emergency was declared, posts began to appear on Twitter indicating that "Lucas County [would] enter into a Level 3 Snow Emergency at 11:30p..."

The post however was not a current tweet and was posted by Toledo Police from an earlier winter storm on Feb. 4.

Toledo Police took to Twitter, Monday night, in an effort to keep the message from being spread further.

"People who are retweeting a tweet about snow emergencies that I posted on Feb. 4, please stop," posted on a tweet from Toledo Police's Twitter handle.

The Twitter handle for the Ohio Turnpike was among those that accidentally re-tweeted the old post.

"Toledo Police has not issued a level 3. It was an old tweet, retweeted by a couple of NWO news personalities," the Ohio Turnpike's Twitter account explained.

Allen, Erie, Hancock, Huron, Ottawa, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca, and Wood counties also issued Level 1 snow emergencies on Monday night.

Level 2 Snow emergencies were issued in Defiance, Fulton, Henry, and Williams counties.

Snow Emergencies were also put into effect in Woodville, Northwood, Perrysburg Township and in the Village of McComb.

READ: What Do Level 1, 2 & 3 snow emergencies mean?

The two northwest Ohio counties that have not issued either Level 1 or Level 2 snow emergencies by 8:30 p.m. were Wyandot and Paulding counties.

In Michigan, Monroe County also issued a Level 1 road advisory warning drivers of the hazardous conditions created by the latest round of snowfall.

Complete forecast from WNWO Weather Team

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