Erie County at Level 1, others at Level 2

Traffic still snarled; alternate route on U.S. 20 east near Clyde is a parking lot
Mar 13, 2014

UPDATED today at 10:15 a.m.

Level 1: Erie County

Level 2: Huron, Ottawa, Sandusky counties


Level 1 - Roadways are hazardous due to accumulated snow or ice. Drive cautiously.

Level 2 - Roadways are hazardous due to blowing and drifting snow and/or ice cover. Only those who believe it is necessary to drive should be on the roadways. Contact your employer to determine if you should report to work.

Level 3 - Roadways are closed to all non-emergency travel due to extremely hazardous conditions. No one should be on the roadway unless it is absolutely essential to travel. Those operating vehicles on the roadway for non-emergency reasons may be subject to arrest.

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I apologize profusely for the typo. The theory of evolution is proved every time you need to take a new antimicrobial to effectively fight an old bacteria.


Then at least change the term.


Actually science has proven that the global temp has increased only by 1 degree in the last 150 years and in the last 15 years there has been no warming at all. The polar ice caps are expanding and there is no evidence that humans are to blame for the 1 degree rise over 150 years. In fact they say that cows produce more CO2 then all of the humans. Look it up it is called science.


Please read Columbia NASA release. The link also includes a Q&A.


Also about Antarctic thermohaline circulation weakening


You can NOT use facts or logic when addressing a con serve ative.
The bubble is rock hard and heavily policed!


Thank you "From the Grave", the only intelligent "comment" on here!!!


Erie county is a level 2 now. I wouldn't be surprised if it will jump to level 3 from the looks of things out my window right now.


Sandusky county level 2


Government employees--the ones "We, the People" are forced to pay--at home while the rest of us go to work... (Go ahead and start the hysterical attacks: help me make my point!)


You rang? I know, it wasn't for me. You're right, the gov't sees this as a way to save money, which is unusual, that happens once in a blue moon. Welcome to capitalism- the working class has to work no matter what, or else we don't make money, GDP goes down, and corporations get a thorn in their sides, economy struggles, prices go up... This is why gov't employees get to sit on their butts while we bust butt to pay them to sit on their butts.


These guys get paid the same way. (And thanks for helping me make my point!)


My buddy going to sell some of these this week for sure, that stuff is heavy!


I doubt it

Truth or Dare

Not only are we at a level 3, but it came across the T.V. not long ago we also have flood warnings in Erie, Ottawa and Sandusky Counties. Also surrounding counties. A double whammy!

It isn't the first climate change Mother Earth has gone through. Since Earth is billions of years old, one might want to watch "How The Earth Was Formed". It's rather educating.


I hate to sound like an old f**t, but these this winter reminds me of the ones that were more typical during my childhood, (60's-70's). As an aside, my grandfather, who was born in 1903, (passed away at 95), told me when he was a boy, they were already cutting ice on the bay by Thanksgiving and ice out did not arrive until April. He remembered watching sleigh races down Columbus Ave. So I guess it goes in cycles.


I agree. My dad and grandpa both would tell me that the weather goes in cycles. This is a very normal winter for both of them. My husband even remembers his birthday being very snowy when he was a kid, and he is only 32. His birthday is in march.


Me too, I remember the 70's being very cold and walking to school in it. the first warm December

I remember is 1982 Christmas Day Night it was about 75 or 80 outside up here 10 Pm that night When I got off work.

I certainly hope, that the polar ice caps have recovered some, with this winter.


Me too, I remember the 70's being very cold and walking to school in it. the first warm December

I remember is 1982 Christmas Day Night it was about 75 or 80 outside up here 10 Pm that night When I got off work.

I certainly hope, that the polar ice caps have recovered some, with this winter.


Folks. One of the markers for global warming is extremes in weather. More floods, bigger floods. Snow more often and bigger snowstorms. More droughts and bigger droughts. Jet stream pulled much further south than usual, causing polar vortices in southern portions of America that never experience winter weather. All of those things ARE happening.

Even if you don't believe that, there are more obvious signs. The polar ice caps are melting and sea levels are rising as a result. These are measureable and impossible to deny.

You DO know that while the northern hemisphere is having Winter, the southern hemisphere is having summer, right? During the Australian Open Tennis tournament in January, court temperatures were at record levels (between 110-120 F.). Just because it's Winter HERE doesn't mean that global warming isn't happening.

In 2001, Dick Cheney stated "even if there is only a 1% chance of another terrorist attack, we need to take all the necessary precautions". Can we all agree that there is at least a 1% chance that the 95% of scientific experts who believe that climate change is real are correct?

At the very least, shouldn't we listen to what scientists say about global warming, instead of politicians who have no training or expertise in that area? The neat thing about science is that it's correct, regardless of whether or not we believe in it.


Problem is they are barking up the wrong tree!

Darwin's choice

You sure are spewing a lot of hot air obamabot!


Huron County downgraded to a level 2


Erie just went level 2 also

Jim Lahey


There's the link for the complete language on the snow emergencies from The article did not include all of the language and it seems like it's misinforming people on here.


Nope I look at the Erie County Sheriff website. They are the one issuing the order and enforcing the law. It only says to contact your employer for Level 2, not Level 3.

Jim Lahey

"All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work". That came right out of the Level 3 language on It implies that if your employer wants you to report to work, then you do. Law enforcement enforce the laws of the state, and the state is telling you to do that.


Then tell that to the Erie Co. Sheriff.


If the Erie Co. Sheriff writes you a ticket....there will be the ORC listed as the infraction not a COUNTY law. The county does not write laws. They enforce STATE law.


St. Rt. 2 closed eastbound at 53 south.