Created on Friday, 21 December 2012 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Logan County remains under a level 1 snow emergency as of 4:45 p.m. Friday.
A level one snow emergency means that roads are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow, and drivers should exercise extreme caution while driving.
Champaign County Sheriff Matt Melvin upgraded the snow emergency there from level 1 to level 2 about 4:00 p.m.
A level 2 snow emergency means roadways have become hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roadways, and your employer should be contacted to see if you should report to work.
Sheriff Melvin reports his office handled 58 accidents — 43 non-injury and 15 injury — over a 24 hour period. Blowing and drifting snow was a contributing factor in a majority of the accidents, the sheriff said.