Hazardous roadways lead some counties to issue snow advisories


January 20, 2014

LIMA — Blowing and drifting snow on area roadways led area sheriffs to declare road level advisories for their counties.

Drivers are urged to be cautious and only travel if necessary.

Auglaize County: Doesn’t issue alert levels, but it did warn Sunday evening of hazardous roadways with some blowing and drifting snow.

•Hardin County: Level 2 snow emergency lifted as of 8 a.m. Monday. Roads continue to be slippery.

•Mercer County: Level 1 snow emergency lifted at of 9:05 a.m. Monday.

Putnam County: Level 1 snow advisory as of 9 p.m. Sunday. Blowing and drifting snow in spots could make driving hazardous.

The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for the region. Light snow of an inch is possible tonight. Then Tuesday through Sunday, additional light accumulations Wednesday or Wednesday night could cause hazardous travel conditions, followed by more Saturday into Sunday.

A shot of arctic air is forecast to arrive Tuesday into Wednesday, with highs only reaching the teens and lows below zero in many spots Tuesday night. The predicted low Tuesday is minus-5 in Lima, with wind chills as cold as minus-15.