The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office posted a statement on their Facebook page this morning stating that they are continuing the level 3 snow emergency issued last night at 7:30 p.m. on December 23, 2022. The statement reads, “Ice-covered roads and frigid temperatures remain the enemies this Christmas Eve morning, causing Delaware County Ohio to stay at a Level 3 Emergency. And we cannot predict nor speculate when/what time the level will change.” The level 3 emergency was issued last night and is still in effect.
During a level 3 emergency, all roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel and anyone traveling on the roads may be subject to arrest.
Employees are encouraged to contact their employers to see if they should report to work. Officials are warning people to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary due to the blustery conditions, which include patchy blowing snow.
Tonight’s forecast from the National Weather Service for Delaware Ohio includes patchy blowing snow before 8 p.m., mostly cloudy conditions, a low of 4 degrees, and wind chill values as low as -15. Christmas Day is expected to bring partly sunny conditions and a high of 13 degrees, with wind chill values as low as -15 and gusts up to 22 mph. Sunday night is expected to be partly cloudy with a low of 1 degree and southwest winds between 3 and 7 mph.
Officials are also asking that people check on their elderly neighbors and those at risk during these cold and dangerous conditions.
You can stay up to date with the current snow emergency levels on the Delaware County Sheriff’s website at https://sheriff.co.delaware.oh.us/.