Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Stow Mayor Sara Drew warned motorists to drive cautiously due to slick road conditions.
Summit County snow emergency Summit County Sheriff Drew Alexander issued a snow emergency for Summit County on Wednesday morning, the Stow Sentry reports. "Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow," according to the newspaper. "Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roadways." Parking ban Stow has issued a citywide street parking ban, which will be in effect from now until 9 p.m. Dec. 27; however, city officials will assess whether to extend the ban on Thursday. The ban was necessary to assist road crews that have begun to plow the city's streets, said Stow Mayor Sara Drew. Cars parked on city streets will be ticketed and are subject to being towed. Drew warned the roads are slick, particularly on …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Put on your hat and mittens, it's going to be a cold night!
We finally got the first snow of the season, and on the official first day of winter, no less! The National Weather Service has put Stow under a Winter Weather Advisory until Saturday afternoon, and expects 2 to 4 inches of snow to fall before the end of the day. Wind gusts will be around 33 mph. The low tonight will be 26 degrees. On Saturday, there's a chance of snow until the afternoon. The high will be around 35 degrees. Accumulation will be less than 1 inch. To see what the roads look like before you head out, be sure to check our Traffic map here.
Monday, January 2, 2012
Tips provided by Ohio Highway Patrol and FEMA
This winter weather has been a bust so far, but you all know that we're going to get blasted eventually, and there's nothing better than being prepared. Ohio Highway Patrol reports from December 2010 through March 2011, 37,429 crashes happened on snow, ice or slush covered roads, killing 46 people and injuring 7,844. Speed was reported as the main cause in 77 percent of these crashes. The state Highway Patrol and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have offered some tips for driving safely in the snow and items you should keep in your car in case of an emergency. • Allow extra time to get to your destination, maintain a safe distance between your vehicle and the traffic ahead, pay close attention to bridges and overpasses …