Throughout Thursday, as snow continued to fall and the county went from a Level One emergency to a Level Two emergency, roads were slippery and some motorists found themselves in ditches.
A spokeswoman from the Seneca County Sheriff's Office said Thursday night deputies had been called throughout the day to assist motorists who slid into ditches or were stranded. None were injured, she said. Around 9:33 p.m., a semi-truck was reported on its side in a ditch on South SR 67 near Republic. That driver also was not injured, the spokeswoman said.
A power outage also was reported Thursday in Seneca County.
PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE
Josh Feasel, a resident of Allen Street in Tiffin, clears snow from his driveway Thursday afternoon.
According to the North Central Electric Cooperative's Facebook page, about 200 people living in the area of TR 138 and SR 101 experienced a power outage after a large tree fell on power lines Thursday afternoon. Power was restored by 4:05 p.m.
A snow emergency was declared in Fostoria Thursday and remained in effect Thursday night, a police spokeswoman said.
Motorists were not to be parked on the street on any of the designated snow roads in the city. In Tiffin, a snow emergency had not been declared.
As the snow tapered and the winter weather advisory ended early this morning, a wind chill advisory took effect.
According to the National Weather Service, a wind chill advisory began at 1 a.m. and will end at 10 a.m. today. Strong wind will combine with cold temperatures to create dangerously cold conditions for exposed skin. The wind will make it feel like it is 10 degree below zero or colder, according to the NWS.
Today is forecast to be mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 10 degrees. Wind chill values may be as low as -16, according to the NWS. Northwest winds are to be 5 to 9 miles per hour, becoming southwest in the afternoon.