WINTER ROAD CONDITION ADVISORY LEVELS
January 25, 2021
The Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office has decided to utilize standardized winter road condition advisory levels to inform the public about general conditions of roadways throughout Auglaize County during a winter storm, especially in the rural areas. Localized geographical areas within the County may experience better—or worse—road conditions then those listed in each advisory level. Please monitor weather forecasts and/or information broadcast over or printed in local media outlets before you determine whether to venture out on the roadways. Please do not call the Sheriff’s Office to make general inquiries about road conditions—our dispatchers are very busy, especially during a winter storm. Thank you for your cooperation.
LEVEL 1 – Roadways are hazardous due to accumulated snow or ice and may become slippery in spots. Drive cautiously.
LEVEL 2 – Roadways are hazardous due to blowing and drifting snow and/or ice cover. Only those who believe it is necessary to drive should be on the roadways. Contact your employer to determine if you should report to work.
LEVEL 3 – Roadways are CLOSED to all non-emergency travel due to extremely hazardous conditions. No one should be on the roadway unless it is absolutely essential to travel. Those operating vehicles on the roadway for non-emergency reasons may be subject to arrest.