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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — More than two dozen counties in central and southeast Ohio remain under snow emergencies on Boxing Day as winter weather made its way through the state on Friday ahead of the holiday weekend.

According to the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness, there are three classifications of snow emergencies.


“Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.”

  • Athens County
  • Champaign County
  • Coshocton County
  • Fairfield County
  • Franklin County
  • Hocking County
  • Jackson County
  • Knox County
  • Licking County
  • Logan County
  • Madison County
  • Morgan County
  • Muskingum County
  • Pickaway County
  • Pike County
  • Richland County
  • Ross County
  • Vinton County


“Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be very icy. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roads. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work. Motorists should use extreme caution.”

The counties in central Ohio currently with Level 2 snow emergencies include:

  • Perry County


“All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be driving during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel or a personal emergency exists. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roads may subject themselves to arrest.”

No central Ohio counties are under a Level 3 snow emergency. At 2:20 p.m. Saturday, Morrow County was the last to downgrade to a Level 2 snow emergency.