What are SNOW LEVELS and what do they mean?
Pursuant to Attorney General opinion 86-023,
“The Sheriff of a County may declare a Snow Emergency and temporarily close County and Township Roads within his jurisdiction for the preservation of the public peace.”
Attorney General opinion 97-015 allows the Sheriff to close State and Municipal Roads.
Wintry conditions are classified as one of the following three (3) levels:
LEVEL 1: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads are also icy, drive carefully.
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.