County under level one snow emergency


By Staff Report

Muskingum County is now under a level one snow emergency as declared by Sheriff Matt Lutz.

Reports of accidents and vehicles off the roadway have been coming in steady throughout the afternoon and early evening, according to scanner traffic.

During a level one snow emergency, roadways are considered to be hazardous with blowing and drifting snow.

Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously and watch for ice while operating their vehicle according to the State of Ohio’s Snow Emergency Classifications Guidebook.

The Ohio Department of Transportation has multiple crews stationed throughout the county treatings roads on 12-hour shifts and will continue to do so as snowfall continues.