Steuben County Under Level 3 Snow Emergency

By Scott Sarvay

Steuben County Under Level 3 Snow Emergency

June 18, 2010 Updated Feb 9, 2010 at 6:28 PM EDT

ANGOLA, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Steuben County went under a Level 3 snow emergency shortly after noon Tuesday.

Steuben County officials are asking the residents of the county to only use the 911 system for emergencies only.

The County has activated the 211 system which is to be used for NON emergency requests such as requests for medications, Personal medical needs or any other non emergency requests.

Resident are to call 665-3131 to report road hazards in the County and 655-2121 for road hazards in the City of Angola. This is not to be used to gather road or emergency information.

A Level 3 emergency is declared when routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas of the county because of hazardous conditions. People are asked to use caution or avoid such areas.

Level 3 is a mild caution level which only suggests schools and businesses begin implementing weather emergency plans.

Steuben County Emergency Management Director Bill Brown said accumulating snow Tuesday was cause for the emergency declaration as county authorities began looking toward impending stormy weather. Up to 10 more inches are expected to fall through Wednesday.

"It's going to be the wind that's going to pick up tonight and tomorrow ," said Brown. "We might have a problem in the morning."

If conditions deteriorate significantly, more stringent snow levels may be called into play.

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