CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Some communities are issuing snow emergencies as the heaviest snowfall in years continues to fall early Tuesday.
The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office has lowered the travel advisory to a Level 1. Under this level, the county advises motorists that roadways could become problematic due to ice or drifting snow.
“No roadways are closed, although unnecessary travel is discouraged, but if deemed necessary, extreme caution is urged,” the sheriff’s office says. “Generally, snow accumulating on the roadway with dropping temperatures may create dangerous road surfaces.”
Other snow emergencies are in effect for the following areas:
The Boone County Sheriff’s Office has rescinded its Level 1 Snow Emergency.
The City of Fort Mitchell has lifted its Level 1 Snow Emergency at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
The City of Taylor Mill has declared a snow emergency effective at 4 p.m. Monday. No further information provided.
The City of Lakeside Park has declared a snow emergency effective at 10:30 p.m. Monday. No further information provided.
The City of Cold Spring declared a snow emergency Monday. No further information provided.
The Butler County Sheriff’s Office has rescinded the Level One Snow Emergency.
The City of Oxford is under a Level 1 Snow Emergency. Move your vehicles from the snow route streets. Use caution if you must travel.
Fayette County is under a Level 1 Snow Emergency.
Here’s an explanation of each level snow advisory:
Level 1: Roads are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. They may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.
Level 2: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be very icy. 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. Motorists should use extreme caution.
Level 3: All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be driving 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.
The county is under a “yellow” travel advisory.
Yellow is the lowest level of travel advisories for the county, but “means that routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of a hazardous situation, and individuals should use caution or avoid those areas.”
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