Ottawa County Sheriff Stephen Levorchick has affirmed that the following weather emergency levels developed by the previous administration will remain in effect.
Level 2: Roadways are hazardous due to conditions such as ice and blowing/drifting snow. Conditions could change at any time. Drivers should use extreme caution and allow plenty of time for their travel. Contact your employer with regard to whether or not you should report for work.
Level 3: Hazardous conditions such as ice and blowing/drifting snow have caused some roads to possibly be closed. Contact your employer with regard to whether or not you should report for work.
Special Note: Closure of roads will not be automatic in a Level 3. Closure of roads will be done after evaluation of conditions and will be declared by the Sheriff. Also, there will be no order for arrest for drivers on the roadways during a Level 3 unless there would be a declaration of roads being closed. Deputies will utilize current traffic codes should the need arise.