SEVERE WEATHER: State Highway Patrol Issues Road Restrictions

By: News Staff Email
By: News Staff Email

SOUTH POINT, Ohio (WSAZ)- Roads are still slick throughout Southern Ohio but the Sheriff's Department there has lifted any road restrictions. At this point you are encouraged to use good judgement.

A level two warning is in effect for Vinton, Jackson and Scioto Counties in Ohio. Level two means the roads are hazardous and thing before you drive.

Gallia County is on a level one.

This information is from the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness.

There are three levels of snow emergency classifications:

LEVEL 1: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Drive carefully.

LEVEL 2: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roads. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work.

LEVEL 3: All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one else should be out during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel or a personal emergency exists. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roads may subject themselves to arrest.

Meanwhile, in Charleston, West Virginia, 911 Dispatchers say for the most part the roads are clear. Several minor accidents have been reported, but no one has been seriously hurt. Road crews have been out all day treating the roads. Dispatchers urge drivers to slow down because the back roads are slick.

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