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As the up and coming snow season approaches, please keep in mind the Snow Emergency Levels set by the State of Ohio.               
We will keep you posted on any media alerts concerning forecasts and road conditions.

Please never pass a snow plow or spreader truck unless ABSOLUTELY necessary !!
Treat these vehicles as you would emergency response vehicles.Hocking County Snow Plow on Clear Creek Road

The Hocking County Engineer’s Department is responsible for the removal of ice and snow on the County Highway System. We have 15 crews with each having a designated route and all are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are experiencing a problem area, please call our office at 740 385 8543. If there is no answer at this number please call the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office at 740 385 2131 or the local 911.

REMEMBER BRIDGES , OVERPASSES AND RAMPS FREEZE UP FIRST.

 NO CURRENT SNOW EMERGENCY  IN HOCKING COUNTY                

SNOW EMERGENCY LEVELS

Pursuant to Attorney General Opinion 86-023, the Sheriff of a county may declare a snow emergency and temporarily close roads.

Keeping this in mind, there has been some confusion as to what a snow emergency actually means.

LEVEL 1:
Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow.
Roads are also icy.
Drive very cautiously.

LEVEL 2:
Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow.
Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roadways.
Contact your employer to see if you should report to work.

LEVEL 3:
All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel.
No one should be out during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel.
All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work.
Those traveling on the roadways may subject themselves to arrest.