Licking County under Level 1 Snow Emergency

Licking County under Level 1 Snow Emergency

A City of Newark snowplow clears Moull Street on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Licking County was under a Level 1 Snow Emergency after slick roads and a wintry mix of precipitation made driving hazardous.(Photo: Sara C. Tobias/The Advocate)Buy PhotoNEWARK Licking County got its first snow emergency of the year on Monday.

Sheriff Randy Thorp declared aLevel 1 Snow Emergency, which means roads are hazardous and there is blowing or drifting snow. The emergency was lifted by late Monday night.

All Licking County school districts were closed Monday as slick roads and a wintry mix of precipitation made driving hazardous. The snow fall was especially heavy during morning rush hour, making everything from highways to back roads treacherous.Cars drive on Granville Street in Newark on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Licking County was under a Level 1 Snow Emergency after slick roads and a wintry mix of precipitation made driving hazardous. (Photo: Sara C. Tobias/The Advocate)

Many non injury accidents were reported throughout the county Monday morning. No major traffic incidents were reported.

Numerous school districts around Ohio and Licking County wereclosed as ice,
Licking County under Level 1 Snow Emergency
sleet and snow accompany warming temperatures and prompt travel warnings.

In southern Ohio’s Pike County, the sheriff declared a type of snow emergency early Monday that essentially closed the roads to all travelers except emergency personnel. He warned that violators could be arrested.Cars drive on Ohio 16 on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Slick roads and a wintry mix of precipitation made driving hazardous a lead to the count being under a Level 1 Snow Emergency. (Photo: Sara C.

Akron, Columbus, Dayton and Toledo were among the school districts that kept students home for the day because of the wintry conditions. In southwestern Ohio, many Cincinnati area schools were delayed or closed,
Licking County under Level 1 Snow Emergency
and Miami University in Oxford was opening late.