Blowing and drifting snow, and icy pavement prompted Hancock, Seneca, Allen, Hardin, Henry, Wood and Wyandot counties to declare a Level 2 roadway advisory today.
Putnam County has issued a Level 2 advisory effective until noon Sunday.
Level 2 means “roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roadways. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work.”
Hancock, Allen, Henry, Seneca and Putnam counties received 2 inches of snow today, according to measurements taken by state highway garages. Wood County reported an inch and a half, and Wyandot County reported an inch. Hardin County had the most snow in the area with 4 inches reported.
Beginning at 10 p.m., the National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory until 7 a.m. Sunday.
The weather service said less than a half-inch of snow could fall tonight, and wind speeds will fall to 10-15 mph after midnight. Tonight’s low is expected to be minus 1, with wind chills of minus 17.
Another 1-3 inches of snow could fall Sunday, the weather service said. The high is expected to be 28 degrees, with a low of 9 degrees and a wind chill as low as minus 16. A south wind of 11-18 mph is expected Sunday.