A Level 1 snow emergency has been declared in Logan County by Sheriff Andy Smith, effective 6 p.m. Friday.
The winter storm that is hitting Logan County and surrounding areas has already caused the cancelations of all area high school activities and sporting events, and numerous accidents and slide-offs have kept deputies, officers, and paramedics busy all afternoon and evening. With another several inches of snow expected to accumulate before ending sometime after midnight, driving conditions are expected to deteriorate though Saturday morning as temperatures are expected to plummet, dropping into the single-digits Saturday and Sunday nights.
LEVEL 1: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.
LEVEL 2: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be very icy. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roads. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work. Motorists should use extreme caution.
LEVEL 3: All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be driving during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel or a personal emergency exists. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roads may subject themselves to arrest.