snow emergency

MANSFIELD -- The Richland County Sheriff's Department issued a Level One snow emergency Sunday just before 7 p.m.

A Level One snow emergency means roads are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive cautiously.

There is also a chance of snow showers tonight, mainly before 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. Northwest winds of 9 to 14 mph are pushing the snow back onto roads and also dropping wind chills below zero.

There are two higher levels of snow emergencies sheriff's can issue:

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


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