Snow Emergency Levels Downgraded Across Northeast Indiana

By Scott Sarvay
By Max Resnik
By Jeff Neumeyer
By Maureen Mespell
By Corinne Rose

February 3, 2011 Updated Feb 4, 2011 at 7:10 AM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) -- Here is the updated list of Northeast Indiana county levels AND some for Ohio.

Indiana (Level 1 is the worst):

Adams Co. - Under no level, but travel at your own risk
Allen Co. - Under no level, but travel at your own risk
Blackford Co. - Under no level, but travel at your own risk
DeKalb Co. - Under no level, but travel at your own risk
Grant Co. - Level 3
Huntington Co. - Level 3
Jay Co. - Level 1 (Roads are slick, especially side roads)
Kosciusko Co. - Under no level, but travel at your own risk
LaGrange Co. - Under no level, but travel at your own risk
Miami Co. - Under no level, but travel at your own risk
Noble Co. - Under no level, but travel at your own risk
Steuben Co. - Under no level, but travel at your own risk
Wabash Co. - Level 3
Wells Co. - Under no level, but travel at your own risk
Whitley Co. - Under no level, but travel at your own risk

Ohio (Level 3 is the worst):

Defiance Co. - Under no level, but travel at your own risk
Mercer Co. - Under no level, but travel at your own risk
Paulding Co. - Under no level, but travel at your own risk
Van Wert Co. - Under no level, but travel at your own risk
Williams Co. - Under no level, but travel at your own risk

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The updates are coming fast and furious on snow emergency levels for the dozen counties in our viewing area.

As crews make progress in clearing main highways and side roads, counties are re-evaluating travel advisories.

People have to keep a close eye on these designations, because they fluctuate fairly quickly.

It probably should be expected, given the fact the snow has moved on, and crews are hitting it hard to push the ‘white stuff’ out of the way.

In Indiana, a “Level 1” emergency means only emergency vehicles are supposed to be on the roads.

“Level 2” indicates conditions are threatening, but it is less restrictive, permitting what's called "essential travel."

Here's an explanation of why Allen County converted mid-day Wednesday to Level 2.

Bernie Beier/FW-AC Homeland Security Director: " There's a lot of businesses out there that kept people overnight and they need to get home, we need to switch out work crews, we need to refresh crews, we need to get some things moving around the city, we need to get commerce going again. But we need to do it slowly and carefully and that's exactly what the level two is designed to do."

As crews make progress in clearing main highways and side roads, counties are reevaluating travel advisories.

People have to keep a close eye on these designations, because they fluctuate fairly quickly.

It probably should be expected, given the fact the snow has moved on, and crews are hitting it hard to push the white stuff out of the way.




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