UPDATE 1/21/14 @ 6:10 p.m.
IRONTON, Oh. (WSAZ) --- The Level Two Snow Emergency may be lifted for both Lawrence and Scioto Counties, in Ohio, but brutally cold temperatures are sinking in, now, in southern Ohio.
James Caudill lives in Ironton. He's been out twice, Tuesday, shoveling snow. "I didn't want to be home and this turn to ice." says Caudill. "I'd rather do it two inches at a time, so it's not so strenuous on my back."
Local grocery stores will packed with people grabbing extra supplies, in case the cold weather keeps them home. The snow was winter white, outside. Inside, the white staples of milk, bread and eggs were popular. "I just want to be prepared." says Inez Kirk, of Barboursville. "With the snow and cold weather, it's good to have emergency supplies you can rely on."
Lawrence County Sheriff, Jeff Lawless, downgraded the snow emergency plan by mid-afternoon.
At Level Two, it urged people to stay home, if at all possible, because of blowing and drifting snow, on the roadways.
As temperatures, start their downward spiral, Tuesday night, the sheriff is urging people to stay cautious, because the severe weather threat is far from over.
"Just stay home if you can, there will be black ice." says Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Lawless. "It's only going to last another day or so and you can get back out and go. It's not worth having a wreck, damaging your car, hurting or getting yourself hurt."
UPDATE 1/21/14 @ 3:20 p.m.
LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Scioto and Lawrence counties in Ohio are no longer under a level 2 snow emergency.
Both counties were placed under a level 2 emergency Tuesday morning due to inclement weather.
Emergencies were downgraded to a level 1 emergency Tuesday afternoon.
A level 2 snow emergency means that county, city and township roads are hazardous with blowing drifting snow.
With current conditions, the roads are snow covered with ice underneath.
You should only be out on the roads if it is necessary.
Scioto County Sheriff Marty Donini suggests contacting your employer to see if you should report to work.
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