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Snow Level

 

                                                      NOTICE:
Should Madison County be under a Level 3 Snow Emergency during the time of a scheduled Sheriff's Sale the sale will be postponed. The sale will take place on the following Friday at 10:00 AM in the Courthouse.

* * Level descriptions are listed below * *

Authority

The County Sheriff may, pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Sections 311.07 and 311.08, declare a snow emergency and temporarily close all or certain highways, roads and streets within his jurisdiction when such action is reasonably necessary for the preservation of the public peace. Ohio Attorney Generals Opinion 97-015 issued April 1, 1997, concludes that this authority includes all Federal and State highways, County and Township roads and Municipal streets. Any person who knowingly hampers or fails to obey a lawful order of the Sheriff declaring a snow emergency and temporary closing highways, roads and/or streets within his jurisdiction, may be subject to criminal prosecution under Ohio Revised Code Section 2917.13, Misconduct at an Emergency. A violation under this section is a minor misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not to exceed $100.00. if the misconduct creates a risk of physical harm to persons or property, it is a misdemeanor of the fourth degree, punishable by a jail sentence not to exceed thirty days and/or a fine not to exceed $250.00


Level 1:
All or certain roads in the county are hazardous with icy spots, blowing and drifting snow. All unnecessary travel is discouraged and if driving is deemed necessary, extreme caution is urged.


Level 2:
All or certain roads in the county are hazardous with icy spots, blowing and drifting snow and or low visibility. Only those who deem it necessary to drive should be on the roadways. All employees should contact their place of employment to see if they should report for work.


Level 3:
Due to extremely hazardous conditions caused by ice, blowing and drifting snow, low visibility and /or extremely low temperatures, all or certain roads in the county are closed to all but emergency and essential personnel. No one should be on the roadways during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary. All employees should contact their place of employment to see if they should report for work. All non-emergency and/or non-essential personnel traveling the roadways during the snow emergency may be subject to prosecution under section 2917.13 of the Ohio Revised Code for Misconduct During an Emergency.

 

 


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