Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The city and the township were ready a day in advance, and now the county sits at a Level 1 snow emergency.
The first blizzard of the year is here, but before one flake even touched the ground, crews in Fairlawn and Bath Township were preparing for the worst. The snow started falling in Fairlawn and Bath around 9 a.m. Wednesday morning. By noon, at least 2 inches had fallen, according to the National Weather Service. Summit County was placed under a Level 1 snow emergency by the county sheriff, which means the roads are hazardous and icy, according Bath Township Police. Fairlawn Deputy Service Director Ernie Staten said the city's salt trucks were loaded on Christmas night and stationed throughout the city ready to go when the snow started falling. When the snow did begin to fall, the trucks coated all the city streets with salt to break the …
Tips provided by Ohio Highway Patrol and FEMA.
Wednesday's Blizzard Warning and the weather that comes with is already making roads hazardous. Ohio Highway Patrol reports that from December 2011 through March 2012, 15,526 crashes occurred on snow, ice or slush covered roadways killing 27 people and injuring 4,529. We haven't had much practice lately in severe winter weather, so it's a good time to remember how to do it right. The state Highway Patrol and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have offered some tips for driving safely in the snow and items you should keep in your car in case of an emergency.
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Tuesday, December 25, 2012
A major winter storm is expected to hit Cuyahoga Falls, Fairlawn, Bath, Stow, and the rest of Summit County, on Wednesday.
Updated 9:17 p.m., Dec. 25 A major snowstorm will hit Summit County starting Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters have predicted 6 to 10 inches of snow -- possibly mixed with sleet -- and 20 to 30 mph winds. Chance of precipitation: 100 percent. The winter storm warning will be in effect from 7 a.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday. Temperatures will hover around 31 degrees throughout the day. Across the region A blizzard warning is in effect for counties across Northeast Ohio, including: Cuyahoga, Lorain, Erie, Huron, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, Lake and the lakeshore communities of Ashtabula County, WEWS reports.