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
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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.

Click HERE for the current weather conditions

Comments

DGMutley

Yippee! Might be the last chance to build that snowman!

puddin95

I hardly ever see them anymore.

123abc456

I have seen about 8500 this year. One that was around 7 or 8 feet tall. My families snowmen all turned out around 3 or 4 feet tall. Ha ha.

holysee

"Bring it on!", as the old bush wacker was known to say.

Darwin's choice

Thanks obama!

BabyMomma

I got tore apart when I blamed Obama for the weather. Good luck :-)

eriegardens

Are you as much of an idiot as most of your posts seem to indicate? I'm just asking.

Darwin's choice

Idiot? Really? Can't understand normal thinking? Or sarcasm?

BabyMomma

Lol...C U Next Tuesday!

holysee

At the Bloodhound Gang Hideout

santown419

They are just that much of a idiot.

coasterfan

Well, the problem is that Darwin's Choice has a reputation for saying blaming Obama for things that either aren't real or aren't his fault. He also hasn't shown a propensity for humor, either. So, of course, we all assumed that he was serious with his latest idiotic comment about the Prez.

Darwin's choice

And, you're still an azz kissing obamabot!

A troll, who can't resist anything anti idiot(obama)!

holysee

obama a$$ taste so good!

Darwin's choice

"for saying blaming obama for things"

From the "Teacher" ! Better leave the Jim Beam alone there obamatroll!

totallyamazed

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Technically, it would be Mr Al Gore's fault. Carbon Tax {{eye balls rolling around}}

HA!!
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Mystery_Cheese

Blame Canada!

WeThePeople1965

Global WHAT?

thomtom

bush wacker, now thats a good drink...

BabyMomma

They were throwing the Blizzard word around on the Cleveland news. SMDH

BabyMomma

They were throwing the Blizzard word around on the Cleveland news. SMDH

gene44870

No blame the north poll . One would think people are crazy when they talk about global warming . If we Abe have problem with global warming then was this the coldest winter in over thirty years?. I think someone is trying to blow smoke up our butts

holysee

Yes the evil scientists are always wrong.
It was divine intervention that brought you all the tech to post this message.
Scientists are the dregs dontachaknow?
The airbag in your car was probably designed by hannity.
I'll bet ann coulter probably drew up the plans for the Gatekeeper.
Dead nugent probably programmed your smart phone.
Billowreilly invented doppler radar and weather satellites.
Al Gore plots to take money from you.
It's all very clear.

From the Grave

Maybe because of global warming, the polar ice caps are melting, and the extra moisture has forced the jet stream south, so that we are now getting weather similar to the northern part of North America. Global warming isn't like turning up the thermostat on your furnace...

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JMOP

Man made global warming is a theory.

From the Grave

So was the flat Earth.

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JMOP

Flat until proven wrong. I also don't recall anyone making money out of fear, by claiming the earth was flat.

eriemom

Recall?

I do know that people are making money on ignorance and denial now.

"Theory of Evoluation"
"Theory of Gravity"
"Theory of Relativity"

All are "only" theory until proven wrong.

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JMOP

Recall, as in remembering learning about Christopher Columbus.

It's Evolution not evoluation by the way, and that still has yet to be proven.

Ignorance is growing by the masses, it seems. Follow the rest of your flock little sheep.

Edog

You go, JMOP! It's people like you who make me keep my faith in my fellow men! I'm so glad there is still intelligent life out there.

eriemom

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.

WeThePeople1965

Then at least change the term.

Darkhorse

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.

eriemom

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

http://www.columbia.edu/~jeh1/ma...

eriemom

Also about Antarctic thermohaline circulation weakening

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/sc...

holysee

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

Rosa

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

Atnevon

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.

BabyMomma

Sandusky county level 2

Edog

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!)

WeThePeople1965

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.

Edog

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

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2cents

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

http://www.slopbuster.com/

BabyMomma

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.

big_d

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.

123abc456

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.

starryeyes83

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.

starryeyes83

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.

coasterfan

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.

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2cents

Problem is they are barking up the wrong tree!

http://www.google.com/search?q=c...

Darwin's choice

You sure are spewing a lot of hot air obamabot!

Commenter

Huron County downgraded to a level 2

beepx22

Erie just went level 2 also

Jim Lahey

http://www.weathersafety.ohio.go...

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

Informed

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 ohio.gov. 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.

Informed

Then tell that to the Erie Co. Sheriff.

ladydye_5

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.

Kilroy

St. Rt. 2 closed eastbound at 53 south.