County under level one snow emergency


By Staff Report

After only five hours from the previous snow emergency being lifted, Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz has reinstated a level one snow emergency.

The county is expected to receive between one to three inches of snow throughout Wednesday evening and into early Thursday morning.

No reports of accidents have yet to be received as of 7:00 p.m. Wednesday evening, however, snowfall has begun to accumulate on the ground.

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 active throughout the county treatings roadways on 12-hour shifts and will continue to do so as snowfall continues.

Multiple other municipalities, townships and villages within Muskingum County also have crews out in preparation for anticipated snowfall