Snow Emergencies for Columbus and Central Ohio, January 25

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — The next winter storm hit from the southwest in the early hours of Wednesday morning, leading to snow emergencies in central Ohio.

You can check here for the latest traffic conditions and here for the latest forecasts from Storm Team 4. And NBC4 will be tracking all the National Weather Service alerts.

Columbus City Schools is closed for classes and extracurricular activities. NBC4 is following the closure of schools and other organizations.

During a snow emergency, roads can be dangerous. According to the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness, there are three classifications of snow emergencies.

LEVEL 1

“The roads are dangerous with the wind and accumulated snow. Roads can also be icy. Drivers are urged to drive very carefully.”

Counties in central Ohio currently experiencing a Level 1 snow emergency include:

  • clark county
  • coshocton county
  • county of delaware
  • Franklin County
  • Knox county
  • licking county
  • Logan county
  • madison county
  • marion county
  • muskingum county
  • union county

LEVEL 2

“The roads are dangerous with the wind and accumulated snow. Roads can also be very icy. Only those who feel the need to drive should be on the roads. Contact your employer to find out if you should show up for work. Drivers must be very careful.”

No central Ohio counties are currently under a Level 2 snow emergency.

LEVEL 3

“All roads are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should drive in these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel or there is a personal emergency. All employees should contact their employer to determine whether to report to work. Those who travel on the roads may be subject to arrest”.

No central Ohio counties are currently under a Level 3 snow emergency.

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