Crashes, slide-offs tie up officers and deputies

Snow emergency lifted

Friday’s snow came as many people were heading home from work, setting off a rash of crashes and slide-offs.

Traffic was snarled in Bellefontaine because of crashes and blocked streets for the Hometown Christmas Parade.

Officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department handled 11 crashes in the city between 3:30 and 6 p.m., dispatch logs report.

Logan County Sheriff Andrew J. Smith lifted the level 1 snow emergency at noon Saturday. It had been in effect since about 6 p.m. Friday. 

• Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.

Dispatchers at the sheriff's office reported most of the activity involved motorists sliding off the road. Deputies responded to around a dozen such calls and to a few crashes, including a two-vehicle crash in the 1700 block of County Road 130 around 5:25 p.m.

A Bellefontaine squad also responded and one person was transported to Mary Rutan Hospital for treatment.

None of the crash reports were immediately available.