Wind, snow, ice pummel county

PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE Snow clings to branches at Bascom’s post office Friday afternoon.

Seneca County experienced windy, snowy and icy conditions Friday.

At 3:35 p.m., Seneca County Sheriff’s Office declared a Level 1 snow emergency, meaning roads were hazardous and icy, with blowing and drifting snow.

At 6:20 p.m., it was moved to a Level 2 snow emergency, meaning only those who felt it was necessary to drive should have been on the roads. The Level 2 snow emergency remained in effect as of 8:30 p.m. Friday.

About 1 p.m. Friday, National Weather Service issued a flood advisory for south central Seneca County and north central Wyandot County until 1 p.m. today.

An emergency management crew reported an ice jam on the Sandusky River near the Seneca-Wyandot county line just west of Sycamore. There was minor flooding of CH 37, near CH 29, and more flooding could occur along stretches of Tymochtee and Sycamore creeks, according to Seneca County Emergency Management Agency.

A winter weather advisory had been in effect until 7 p.m. Friday.

National Weather Service predicted a slight chance of snow and then partly sunny, with a high of 17 degrees, today.

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