Tri-State Counties Issued Snow Emergencies

Prior to ice storms, counties in the Tri-state and greater Cincinnati area have begun issuing snow emergencies and travel advisories for hazardous temperatures and snow.
Governor Andy Beshear placed Kentucky’s entire state under a state of emergency on Wednesday.
Level 1 snow emergency is in effect in Kenton County as of Thursday evening at 6 p.m. Additionally, Campbell and Grant counties have declared a level 1 snow emergency that will start at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

The snow emergency in Boone County was upgraded to level 2. Any county road right-of-way where there has been a two-inch or greater snowfall is off-limits for parking. Level 2 snow emergency also exists in Pendleton County.

A level 1 snow emergency has been proclaimed in Butler County. Just before midnight, Hamilton County issued a level 2 snow advisory due to dangerous driving conditions. Only drive if absolutely necessary, officials advise.
Red travel advisories, the highest level of advisories, are in effect for Franklin County, Indiana. resident should avoid traveling in such weather conditions.

According to a county news release, Ohio, Switzerland, and Union counties in Indiana may forbid routine travel or activity owing to dangerous road conditions. People must avoid going to such regions because of the hazardous weather condition.

An orange travel advisory is in effect for the counties of Dearborn and Ripley. Only absolutely necessary travel is advised.Snow Emergencies

What do snow emergencies mean?
The crises serve as a warning mechanism to let residents and drivers know that terrible weather can make travel hazardous.

Level 1
In Indiana, a Level 1 or yellow travel advisory typically requires that parking spaces should be clear from public highways so plows can clear and treat the roads.  vehicles should not park on public roads, if parked Amy cities may issue tickets or tow them.

Level 2
In Indiana, Level 2, or the orange travel warning means that people should stay at home if possible and only drive if absolutely necessary. It also suggests that people should exercise caution and only travel when necessary.

Level 3
For non-emergency workers, all highways in the vicinity are not open according to Indiana’s Level 3 or “red” travel alert. Drivers who are on the road for non-emergency situations risk arrest or citation. Based on the unique requirements of the communities in certain locations, cities frequently issue snow emergencies in addition to counties.

Additionally Issued Warnings
National Weather Services has issued a wind chill warning between the hours of 1 a.m. on Friday and 4 a.m. on Saturday.

Over a large portion of the Tri-state, a Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 7 p.m. Thursday until 5 p.m. Friday. If not, the combination of heavy snow and strong winds could result in extremely limited visibility.

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