County moved to a level two snow emergency


By Staff Report

After just 30 minutes of placing the county on a level one snow emergency, Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz has upgraded the county to a level two snow emergency.

Reports of accidents and vehicles off the roadway have began to occur, according to scanner traffic.

Readers are reporting that roadways are extremely slick and icy.

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

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 still need to 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.

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