COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Counties across central Ohio have issued snow emergencies as winter weather passed through late Sunday and early Monday.

Below is an updated list of the emergency levels and the counties that have declared them. As of the evening of Jan. 19, NBC4 has stopped updating this story. Follow these links for newer coverage on snow emergencies and the latest on weather alerts.


  • Athens
  • Coshocton
  • Pike

Storm Team 4 said temperatures will remain chilly even after the snow moves out. Here is our latest forecast.

No freeway closures were reported in Columbus, but crews were asking for patience as they plowed area roads. Follow this link for the latest traffic conditions, and here is how you find out what streets near you in Columbus have been plowed.

Snowstorm in photos

  • Snow in Hilliard, Ohio, on Jan. 17, 2022

On Sunday, NBC4 sent a news crew to Athens. Below you can see video of U.S. 33 in Hocking County:

To find out what each level of snow emergency means, read the descriptions below or check out this video:

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

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.

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.