It is a snow day in Wadsworth, and that means no school! The State of Ohio is under a Winter Storm Warning through Feb. 4. Heavy snow is expected along with 30 mph wind gusts. Driving could be difficult as the day goes on and the cold front of the storm passes through this afternoon. According to The National Weather Service, snowfall totals throughout the warning period range from at least 7 inches to as much as 13 inches. Use caution if you have to be out driving. We could see one inch of snow per hour.
Lots of preemptive closures across the area ahead of Winter Storm Landon. Many Medina County Offices are closed today, including the county courthouses, the administrative building, animal shelter, job and family services and veterans services buildings – among others. Libraries and even the Akron Zoo are closed today.
Here in Wadsworth, crews are fully prepared to fight the storm. Primary and secondary roads are treated first, then residential streets after that. All streets will be plowed after the storm is over. A snow parking ban is in effect for Wadsworth so plow crews can clear the roadways. Trash collection is delayed one day and will be picked up Friday.
Keep in mind, the Ohio Turnpike has a travel ban in place during the storm warning period. The travel ban is for ‘high-profile vehicles’ for the entire portion of the Ohio Turnpike. The ban will be enforced by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
P.S. Wednesday was Groundhog Day and we have conflicting rodent reports. Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow – indicating 6 more weeks of winter. But – Buckeye Chuck had a different prediction from his friend: Chuck did not see his shadow during the annual celebration. We are hoping for an early spring here in Ohio!