Hocking County OH- Sheriff Lanny E. North would like to remind all citizens of the three snow emergency levels that may be issued during inclement weather.
With the winter season approaching, adverse weather conditions can be expected. Hocking County Sheriff Lanny E. North would like to remind all citizens of the three snow emergency levels that may be issued during inclement weather so you may have a better understanding of their meaning.
LEVEL 1 SNOW ALERT:
Roadways may be hazardous with blowing and/or drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Drive with caution.
LEVEL 2 SNOW ADVISORY:
Roadways are extremely hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roadways are also icy. Only those persons who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roadways. Your employer should be contacted to see if you should report to work.
LEVEL 3 SNOW EMERGENCY:
ALL ROADWAYS ARE CLOSED to non-emergency traffic. No one should be out during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel. All persons should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. THOSE TRAVELING ON THE ROADWAYS MAY SUBJECT THEMSELVES TO ARREST.
The Hocking County Sheriff’s Office offers various options to obtain information about snow conditions. You may choose any of the following four options:
The Hocking County Sheriff’s Office Official Smart Phone Application, which is available for Apple and Android cellular devices is available for FREE download, just search for “Hocking County Sheriff” in the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.
Smart911 is another FREE resource which allows subscribers to stay informed of the snow conditions via text message, email or phone call. This system offers real-time notifications and is used by the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office and the Hocking County Emergency Management Agency. Please visit https://www.smart911.com/smart911/login.action?cdnExternalPath to sign up for this free service.
The Sheriff’s Office Facebook page will also display the most up-to-date snow advisory level.