Update: Don’t forget about parking bans in Galion: County under Level 2 snow emergency


GALION –The National Weather Service has updated it’s forecast. The storm warning remains in effect until 10 a.m. Sunday. Weather guessers say this area should expect another 3 to 6 inches of snow by morning. With temperatures falling and winds increasing, traveling will become more difficult.

The low could drop to around zero by dawn, which means wind chills could be as slow as 20 degrees below zero.

Take precautions to prevent frostbite and hypothermia. Also, if there are power outages in  the area, check on friends and neighbors and the elderly. This is a good weekend to be a good neighbor.

This from the Galion Police Department
We will try to keep our page updated with the Levels as the Sheriff’s Office issues them.
Please remember, the PD cannot tell you whether or not you should go to work under the various levels, that is between you and your employer. We also recommend checking news sources for closings and delays, as we are not notified of those.
Also, if the snow gets to the 3” mark for on-street parking, please move your vehicles until your street has been plowed. Once plowed, you may park there again (if another 3” falls, vehicles will again need moved).
Enjoy the beautiful snow.”

The Crawford County Sheriff  has put the county under  Level 2 Snow Advisory. Only those who feel it’s necessary to drive should be out on the roadways.

Sheriff Scott Kent explains snow level designations

These levels pertain to all roads in Crawford County unless otherwise indicated.

Level 1 – Snow Alert: Roads are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads are also icy. Drive with caution.

Level 2 – Snow Advisory: Roads are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Only those who deem it necessary to drive should be out on the roadways. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work.

Level 3 – Snow Emergency: All roads are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be out during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel. Employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. All non-emergency and non-essential personnel traveling during a Level 3 snow emergency may be subject to prosecution under Ohio Revised Code section 2917.13 for misconduct at an emergency.