SNOW EMERGENCY DECLARATION LEVELS
Posted: 02/01/2015

 

 

 

 

LORAIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE  

SNOW EMERGENCY DECLARATION LEVELS

 


GUIDELINES:

In the event of bad weather, the Director of Emergency Management and  Homeland Security will consult with Sheriff Phil R. Stammitti and a notification will be put out if a snow emergency level is required.  *A Level 3 Emergency will only be called in a worst possible case.

 

CITIZEN NOTIFICATION:

Citizens can check The Lorain County Sheriff's Office Facebook Page, Web Page or call our dispatchers to be advised if and at what level an issued snow emergency level is at.

 

LEVEL MEANINGS:

Level 1 Snow Emergency is defined as:  The roadways are hazardous, drive with extreme care.  This alert will remain in effect until notified.

 

Level 2 Snow Emergency Notification is defined as: The roadways are extremely hazardous with blowing, drifting snow and/or flooding. Only those who feel it necessary to travel should be on the roadways. Employees should comply with workplace policies or contact their employer.  This alert will remain in effect until notified.

 

Level 3: Snow Emergency Notification is defined as: Most roadways are closed and extremely hazardous/flooded. Employees should comply with workplace policies or contact their employer. Violators may be cited. This alert will be reassessed every two hours.