School Delays for Monday – Level One Snow Advisory – Winter Weather Advisory Issued

Marion County is under a Level One Snow Advisory.

The following school delays have been reported to Marion Online for Monday, January 26, 2015.

  • Elgin – 2 hr Delay
  • Marion City – 2 hr Delay
  • Ridgedale – 2 hr Delay
  • River Valley – 2 hr Delay
  • St. Mary’s – 2 hr Delay
  • Tri-River’s – 2 hr Delay

 

  • Marion Board of DD – 2 hr Delay
  • Nazarene Christian Preschool – 1 hr Delay for AM class 

The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 7 am Sunday to 7 am Monday.

A fast moving low pressure system will move southeast into the Ohio valley Sunday and Sunday night. The storm system is expected to spread a swath of snow across the region.

  • Snow accumulations…4 to 6 inches.
  • The snow is expected to begin around sunrise Sunday morning and continue until ending from west to east Sunday night.
  • The heaviest snow is expected to fall Sunday afternoon through Sunday evening.
  • Winds…northeast 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
  • Impacts…hazardous travel conditions are expected due to snow covered roads where they have not been treated or cleared.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions…
A Winter Weather Advisory is normally issued for a variety of winter weather conditions such as light snow… blowing snow… sleet… freezing rain and wind chills. While the weather will be significant, the word advisory implies that severe winter weather is not anticipated. Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or your favorite weather source for further details or updates.

If you don't see an announcement above, there have been no recent school or business closings, delays, or other emergencies affecting the Marion, Ohio area reported to Marion Online.

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Snow Advisory Definitions

LEVEL 1: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.

LEVEL 2: 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.

LEVEL 3: 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.