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Official urges Ohioans to drive safely after winter storm
Level 1, 2 and 3 Snow Emergencies slow commutes around the state
by WKSU's ANDY CHOW


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Snow plows are busy today as a snow storm hits the majority of the state.
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The Ohio Emergency Management Agency is keeping an eye on road conditions around the state after a widespread winter weather system brought heavy snow and ice.

This is spurring Level 1 and 2 snow emergencies around the state with several Level 3 emergencies issued in the northwest region.

Patrick Sheehan is the EMA’s Plans Branch Chief. He says Ohioans should take these emergency declarations seriously and stay safe on the roads.

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“Remember on ice and snow take it slow," Sheehan says. "The best way to keep control of your vehicle—you don’t want to use cruise control and you don’t want to avoid any abrupt steering maneuvers. When you’re merging into traffic you want to do so slowly and respectfully to other motorists you want to make sure you don’t have any sudden movements so you don’t cause your vehicle to slide.”

Sheehan urges drivers to give themselves plenty of time to get to their location.

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