Washington County under Level Two Snow Emergency

Washington county Sheriff Larry Mincks has updated to a level two snow emergency for Washington County.

Level One means " roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may be icy. Drive cautiously."

Level Two means "Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Only those who feel it necessary to drive should be on the roads. Contact your employer to confirm if you must report for work. Roads may be icy. Use caution if driving."

Ohio county sheriffs are authorized to issued travel restrictions when conditions warrant them.

There are three levels, ranging from the lowest, snow covered and slippery, to the highest which would ban all travel.

Heavy rainfall turned over to snowfall about 7 p.m. in much of the Mid-Ohio Valley Friday evening.

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