Feb 4, 2014

How can I receive immediate updates on snow emergencies?

After the fact, I read about the sheriff issuing snow emergencies for the roads. How can we be notified immediately? Judy via email

Sandusky Register multimedia and digital content editor Jason Werling provided the following answer:

This is a service we do not currently offer, but it is one of the things we are looking at when we revamp our family of websites later this year.

The Mailbag is a daily feature on sanduskyregister.com. Each weekday at noon, we will post one question from a reader and answer it. To ask a question, send a letter to The Mailbag at 314 W. Market St., or email mailbag@sanduskyregister.com. Please include your first name and a location in the email, e.g. “John from Decatur Street."



Look out the accu-view weather window where ever you are at. It's 100% accurate.


1. Look out the window. If it isn't terrible,

2. Walk out the door. If it isn't slippery,

3. Get in the car. If it starts,

4. Do your thing.

If it IS terrible, it IS slippery, it IS snowing and blowing, STAY HOME. If it's not an emergency, you don't need to be out. If it IS an emergency, you're allowed on the roads no matter the level.

Common sense, people! What on earth did folks do before the Weather Channel, eh?


Jason, I thought this question was the perfect chance to promote the Register website.

You should have told Judy, that she can check sanduskyregister.com , since you post it as soon as the Sheriff declares the county is under a Level 3.

Doesn't FunCoast collect phone numbers for sending text messages to people? Can't you send out a mass text to those numbers and others to warn of driving conditions?