Winter storm

Snow removal efforts were underway on Tuesday in Shelby.

12:55 p.m. Tuesday 

Richland County at Level 1 snow emergency, per Shelby police.

A Level 1 Snow Emergency, according to ODOT, means: "Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Drive carefully."

8:55 a.m. Tuesday 

The weather service says less than a half-inch of new snow is possible tonight. Tonight's overnight low is forecast at around 0. 

10:35 p.m. Monday 

A Level 2 snow emergency is in place in Richland County, Shelby police report. 

Level 2, according to the state of Ohio, means: "Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be very icy. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roads."

Motorists should use extreme caution.

8:55 p.m. Monday 

Pioneer Career and Technology Center is implementing a Remote Learning Day for Tuesday, February 16, the school said in a social media post. "Students will not report to school. Assignments will be posted by 8:10 a.m. and due next Sunday at 11:59 p.m."

8:20 p.m. Monday 

The Shelby Service Department Superintendent and the Police Department are asking residents who have the availability of off-street parking to please move or place all vehicles off of street parking beginning at 10PM tonight, Shelby Police Chief Lance Combs said in a Facebook post earlier today.  
 
"This helps to ensure that Service Department employees can keep up with plowing and also prevents your vehicle from being parked in with snow," Combs wrote.
 
"Those that normally or plan to park downtown tonight after 10 PM will also need to move vehicles off of Main Street and marked side streets in the downtown area," he said. "Owners may be contacted by police if possible and/or may have their vehicle removed at their expense if it is in violation or hinders snow removal in the designated downtown areas or municipal lots."
 
The full post is available on the Shelby Police Department's Facebook page.

6:49 p.m. Monday 

St. Mary School is closed on Tuesday, Feb 16, it announced in a social media post.

6:28 p.m. Monday

Shelby City Schools are closed on Tuesday, Feb. 16, the district announced on social media. "There is no student instruction."

4:15 p.m. Monday

Due to the approaching winter storm, and out of a concern for the welfare of our patients, OhioHealth will be closing the COVID-19 vaccine clinic at OhioHealth Physician Group Primary Care at 770 Balgreen Drive, 1st Floor, Mansfield, and OhioHealth Physician Group Primary Care at 199 West Main Street, Suite #2100, Shelby, on Tuesday, February 16, OhioHealth said in a statement. 

"Patients scheduled to receive a vaccination on Tuesday will be contacted and have their appointments rescheduled for Wednesday through Friday of this week," the statement read.

12:20 p.m. Monday

The Shelby City Schools February 15, 2021 Board of Education meeting has been canceled and is rescheduled for Wednesday, February 17, 2021, the school district announced in a statement.

"The meeting will take place on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center of Shelby High School, 1 Whippet Way, Shelby, OH 44875. The same agenda that was previously sent out will apply for the meeting on Wednesday," the schools reported.

12:15 p.m. Monday

The Richland County Sheriff issued a level one snow emergency for Richland County, the sheriff’s office announced this morning.

A Level 1 Snow Emergency, according to ODOT, means: "Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Drive carefully."

8:50 a.m. Monday 

SHELBY -- A winter storm warning is in place for a widespread region that includes Shelby until 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16.
 
"Snow is spreading across the region this morning and will bring 1 to 3 inches of snow by early this afternoon," the National Weather Service said in a statement Monday.
 
After a brief period of light or no snow Monday afternoon, a more intense round of snow was to enter Monday evening and bring significant accumulations across the region overnight, the statement says. 
 
"Additional snow amounts will be in the range of 4 to 8 inches by Tuesday morning," the weather service said. 
 
The weather service's Shelby forecast called for 5 to 9 inches of possible snow accumulation Monday night with wind chills as low as -1 and northeast winds 14 to 16 mph. 
 
On Tuesday, new snow accumulation of less than a half inch was possible with wind chills as low as -3 and north winds 9 to 11 mph, the weather service said.
 
Higher amounts up to 10 inches are possible in areas of northwest and north central Ohio, the statement read.
 
The winter storm warning area  covers multiple Ohio counties and communities also including Richland County, Mansfield, Willard, Norwalk, Bucyrus, Galion and Crestline.
 
An internet link for the full list of regional counties and communities covered by the winter storm warning is available at https://bit.ly/3jM2sbU or through the weather service website at weather.gov.
 
Shelby forecast details are available through an internet link at bit.ly/310bWXJ
 
Check shelbydailyglobe.com or updates

8:30 a.m. Sunday 

As heavy snow approaches, a Winter Storm Warning is issued for a widespread region that includes Richland County from 1 a.m. Monday until 1 p.m. Tuesday.

"Total snow accumulations of 8 to 10 inches," the National Weather Service said in a written statement. "Locally higher amounts up to 12 inches are possible by Tuesday afternoon."
 
Two rounds of snow are expected across the area with one on Monday morning and a second round Monday night into Tuesday morning, the weather service reported. 
 
"The first round of snow on Monday morning will bring 2 to 4 inches of snow," the warning states. "The second round of snow on Monday night will be heavier with 4 to 8 inches of snow. Total snowfall by Tuesday afternoon will be in excess of 8 inches within the warning areas."
 
For Shelby as of Sunday, the weather service projected the possibility of less than an inch of snow Sunday night, 2 to 4 inches Monday, 3 to 7 inches Monday night and less than an inch Tuesday.
 
The warning area also covers multiple Ohio counties and communities also including Richland County, Mansfield, Willard, Norwalk, Bucyrus, Galion and Crestline.
 
The weather service also noted that "travel could be very difficult."
 
"The hazardous conditions will impact the morning commutes on Monday and Tuesday and potentially the evening commute on Monday," it said.
 
The storm is expected to be a cold one, too.
 
"Cold temperatures with highs in the teens to lower 20s and lows in the teens to single digits along with northerly winds to 10 mph may allow for wind chills to drop to the single digits or near zero across the region," the weather service said.
 
"If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency," the statement added. "The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1."
 
An internet link for the full list of counties and communities covered by the winter storm warning is available at https://bit.ly/3jM2sbU or through the weather service website at weather.gov.
 
Shelby forecast details are available through an internet link at bit.ly/310bWXJ
 
Check shelbydailyglobe.com for updates
 

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