With holiday travel clashing with winter driving, knowing road conditions is important. That's why a three-level snow emergency system was developed for Ohio, but officials in some counties believe it's too confusing.
The chief deputy of the Washington County Sheriff's Department agrees that the system needs some clarification.
"It's sometimes hard when you're moving between Level One and Level Two, to actually determine where you are," according to Deputy Larry Mincks of the Washington County Sheriff's Department. "Level Three has a lot of ramifications, because there are some people who have to travel."
A level three, the most serious of the declarations, closes roadways to non-emergency personnel, and can subject any motorist to arrest. Levels one and two recommend caution on the highways, although level two says driving should be left only to those who believe it is absolutely necessary to go out.
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