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Multiple counties issue level 2 snow emergencies

Freezing rain makes Tri-State roads hazardous
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Posted at 3:49 PM, Feb 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-05 12:58:05-05

As crews continue to work on roads and power lines, counties throughout the Tri-State are lowering their snow emergencies.

Still, drivers should not be on the roads unless necessary during level 2 snow emergencies. A full list of advisories in the area can be found below:


  • Adams County — level 2 snow emergency
  • Brown County — level 2 snow emergency
  • Clermont County — level 2 snow emergency
  • Clinton County — level 2 winter weather advisory
  • Highland County — level 3 snow emergency


  • Boone County — level 1 snow emergency
  • Bracken County — level 2 snow emergency
  • Campbell County — level 1 travel advisory
  • Grant County — level 2 snow emergency
  • Kenton County — level 1 snow emergency
  • Pendleton County — level 2 snow emergency


  • Franklin County — red travel advisory (emergency travel only)
  • Union County — orange travel advisory
  • Dearborn County — yellow travel advisory

The city of Cincinnati put emergency accident reporting procedures into affect as of 10:10 a.m. If drivers are in a minor crash with another vehicle, and both vehicles can still be driven, the city asks for the drivers to exchange information and move on. Crash reports can be made with the Cincinnati Police Department at a later time.

The city is also asking drivers to stay off roads if possible and to exercise caution if they are on the roads.

What do snow emergencies mean?

The emergencies are a warning system to alert drivers and residents that bad weather could make it unsafe to travel.

A level one, or yellow travel advisory in Indiana, usually means parked cars must be moved off of public streets to allow plows to clear and treat the roads. Many cities will ticket or tow parked cars that aren't moved from public roads.

A level two, or an orange travel advisory in Indiana, means people should stay home if they can and drive only if absolutely necessary. In Indiana, a yellow travel advisory also means individuals should use caution or only travel when needed.

Level three, or a red travel advisory in Indiana, means all roads in that area are closed to non-emergency personnel. Drivers out for non-emergency reasons could be arrested or cited.

Cities typically issue snow emergencies themselves in addition to counties, based on the specific needs of the neighborhoods in those areas.

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