UPDATE – Hancock County has been downgraded to a Level 1 Road Alert as of 2:30 Tuesday afternoon.
Hancock County was placed under a Level 3 Snow Emergency by the sheriff’s office at around 12:30 Tuesday morning.
The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office defines a Level 3 Emergency as: Most roadways are closed and extremely hazardous/flooded. Employees should comply with workplace policies or contact their employer. Violators may be cited.
Earlier, Seneca County went to a Level 3, closing roadways to non-emergency personnel.
Wyandot and Putnam Counties were also at a Level 3.
The road/weather alert levels for other area counties can be found here.
Persistent snow and high winds were causing blizzard-like conditions and making some roads impassable, especially in rural areas.
Once this snow finally leaves the area, Tuesday will be mostly cloudy with a high around 18 but the wind chill will be -2 at times.
Tuesday night will be mostly cloudy with a low around zero.
(the video below was taken at around 11:45 Monday night)