It might almost be March, but we are still experiencing winter weather across the area. Most recently Winter Storm Petra spread snow and ice across Ohio as it worked its way to the east coast. In preparation for the storm, parts of Ohio were issued snow emergencies to help keep the public safe.
According to the OCSWA there are 3 different types of snow emergencies in Ohio:
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.
If you or a loved one found yourself out on the road during this time and were in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence, then contact our experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your case. Attorney James J. Gutbrod has extensive experience in handling car accident cases of all types including winter weather related accidents.
We also invite you to read more about how to protect yourself to avoid a winter weather related car accident by reading our February Gutbrod Report.
To get in contact with our car accident attorney please give our office a call at (330) 475-1584!