LIMA — People in the area suffered through round one of a winter storm on Sunday morning, when several inches of snow fell.
Round two could hit around 8 a.m. Monday morning, when another 1 to 3 inches could fall through the area, according to the National Weather Service.
Snow covered roadways on Sunday morning, leaving them slick. Allen County went to a Level 1 road advisory for four hours Sunday. Area agencies reported problems with vehicles sliding off the roads.
Similar weather should hit by 10 a.m. Monday before tapering off later in the day.
As residents grabbed their shovels and powered up their snowblowers, Dominion Energy Ohio urged people to keep metereing equipment and vents clear. They should also not let snow or ice block side wall vents of gas appliances.
You should always remove snow or ice from meters or piping by hand. Do not strike the equipment. Remove icicles from overhead eaves to keep dripping water from freezing on equipment.
“Dominion Energy is able to serve its customers reliably during extreme cold when customers conserve their natural gas use,” said Jim Eck, Dominion Energy vice president & general manager, Ohio & West Virginia Distribution. “Dominion Energy anticipates being able to provide reliable service again for upcoming cold weather, but we also ask customers to conserve where they can do so safely.”