Level 1 snow advisory ends in Allen County

LIMA — Allen County Sheriff Matt Treglia ended the Level 1 roadway advisory for the county as of noon Monday.

A Level 1 roaday advisory means roads are snow- or ice-covered with possible drifting. Driving conditions could be hazardous, so extreme caution was advised.

At 7:50 a.m., Putnam County issued a Level 1 roadway advisory. Auglaize County, which doesn’t use the levels system, warned drivers that roadways were hazardous.

The Lima Police Department reported on its Facebook page that roads were “extremely icy and unsafe” overnight.

Hardin County issued a Level 1 snow emergency around 7 a.m. but removed it by 10:30 a.m.

Most area schools decided to close Monday, including Lima schools and Lima Catholic schools. (See the complete list.)

The National Weather Service declared a winter weather advisory until 11 a.m. today. Accuweather predicts a chance of drizzle, freezing rain, freezing drizzle and snow this morning. One to two inches of accumulation are expected, with ice accumulations of up to a tenth of an inch. Highs are forecast in the mid 30s, with west winds of 15 to 20 mphs.

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