LIMA — The winds have died down, and the temperatures are more tolerable today as the region works to recover from a the storm created by a polar vortex earlier this week.
The good news is most area agencies are reporting roads are passable. No area counties are under Level 2 or 3 snow emergencies at this time.
•Allen County ended its Level 1 roadway advisory at noon. Officials still urged caution.
•Auglaize County doesn't issue level advisories but still urged caution on secondary roads.
•Hardin County is no longer under a snow emergency level, but cuation is still urged due to icy conditions.
•Putnam County is under a Level 1. Roads are open but slippery, but there is no more drifting snow.
•Van Wert County is not under a snow emergency, but some roads may still be dangerous.
The area is not under any wind chill or winter storm advisories at this time.
Highs will be in the upper 20s today, with southeast winds 5 to 10 mph, according to the National Weather Service. Wind chills could be between zero and 10 degrees this morning.
Tonight, snow is likely through midnight, with a chance of freezing drizzle and snow after midnight. Snow accumulation could be up to 1 inch. Lows will be in the upper 20s, with south winds 5 to 15 mph.
Temperatures should increase the remainder of the week, with highs in the upper 30s Friday, mid 40s Saturday and lower 40s Sunday.
KEEP YOUR SNOW
The Ohio Department of Transportation reminded residents not to put snow from their driveways onto public roadways. It is a first-degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to a $1,000 fine and six months in jail.
ODOT recommended putting snow on the far side of your driveway so passing plows don't throw snow back into your driveway.