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As the Tri-State dealt with the first major snowfall of the season, some local communities issued snow emergencies. Most of them were canceled by Saturday evening.

The following places were under a Level 1 Snow Emergency:

OHIO:

  • Cincinnati*
  • Miami Township
  • Forest Park
  • Springfield Township
  • Silverton
  • Cleves
  • Hamilton County
  • Butler County

*If there's a street in your neighborhood that's not clear, city officials say to go to www.cincinnati-oh.gov to file a service request or call 513-591-6000.

KENTUCKY:

  • Taylor Mill
  • Kenton County
  • Campbell County
  • Fort Wright
  • Silver Grove
  • Grant County
  • The City of Crestview Hills
  • Union
  • Florence
  • Elsmere
  • Erlanger
  • Crescent Springs
  • Park Hills
  • Cold Spring

The Snow Emergency was lifted for Boone County at 4:16 p.m. Saturday, according to Tom Scheben, information officer for the county.

INDIANA:

  • Ripley County

The following places were in a Level 2 Snow Emergency:

OHIO:

  • Adams County

The following places were in a Level 3 Snow Emergency:

(None at this time)

Dearborn County and Pendleton County were under a travel advisory.

But what exactly do the levels of snow emergency mean?

There are three levels of snow emergencies. While there may be slight variations from one community to the next, these are the general definitions:

LEVEL 1: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy.Drive carefully. Motorists must move cars from snow emergency routes.

LEVEL 2: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roads. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work.

LEVEL 3: All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one else should be out during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel or a personal emergency exists. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roads may subject themselves to arrest.

*A Snow Parking Emergency means designated routes need to be free of parked vehicles. All vehicles must be removed off of snow emergency routes and vehicles may be ticketed and towed if not moved off of these roadways.

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