RESTRICTED ROAD USE
Section 311.07 of the Ohio Revised Code authorized the Sheriff to restrict
or close normal vehicular travel, excluding emergency and public safety
vehicles, on the County and Township road of Holmes County, Ohio, during
times of extreme weather or other emergency situation, so as not to
interfere with those work vehicles and crews authorized to combat the
emergency and promote public safety.
For a better understanding of the meaning of restricted normal vehicular
travel, and emergency road closings, the following guidelines are set by
the Sheriff of Holmes County;
1: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and/or drifting
snow. Roads are also icy. Drive very cautiously.
1: Roadways are hazardous due to freezing rain, or
sleet. Drive very cautiously.
2: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and/or drifting
snow. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out
on the roadways. Contact your employer to see if you should
report to work.
2: Roadways are hazardous due to freezing rain, or sleet
and/or ice build-up, possibly covered with snow. Only those who
feel it necessary to drive should be out on the roadways. Contact
your employer to see if you should report to work.
3: All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel.
No one should be out during these conditions unless it is absolutely
necessary to travel. All employees should contact their
employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling
unnecessarily on the roadways may subject themselves to arrest.
There will be no enforcement with Level 1 or 2, unless that particular
situation creates a condition that is unsafe to that vehicle or public
travel upon that roadway.
There will be enforcement action taken for unnecessary vehicular travel
for those found driving under a Level 3 warning, if that driving
creates a safety concern or causes a risk of physical harm to authorized
users of the roadway, or impedes the movement of those public safety
vehicles needing to be on the roadway to combat the emergency weather
conditions or to promote public safety. Persons wishing to practice
their religion on their day of worship are not discouraged from doing so,
but should take into consideration these warnings are for their safety and
that of any emergency vehicle or road crew that may have to respond if a
problem arises due to their driving.