Sheriff places Muskingum County under level two snow emergency


By Staff Report

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

Reports of accidents and vehicles off the roadway have been coming in steadily throughout the early morning according to scanner traffic.

During a level two snow emergency, roads are considered hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be very icy.

Only those who feel it is absolutely necessary to drive should be out on the roadways, according to the State of Ohio’s Snow Emergency Classifications Guidebook.

Residents should contact their employers to see if they should report to work before leaving.

Should motorists need to still travel, they are advised to use extreme caution.

The Ohio Department of Transportation has multiple crews active throughout the county treating roadways on 12-hour shifts and will continue to do so as snowfalls and icy conditions continue.