Wind makes clearing roads difficult in Wood Co. - FOX Carolina 21

Wind makes clearing roads difficult in Wood Co.

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BOWLING GREEN, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Wood County is under a level 1 snow emergency, and crews are busy trying to clear the roads.

Crews say the roads are not in good condition anywhere in the county due to the blowing wind and drifting snow. They have 260 miles of roads to clear just one way, and say the best thing drivers can do to help is stay off the roads if possible.

"Please try to stay off the roads. Traffic really tends to slow down the operation," said Greg Kuhr.

The City of Bowling Green declared a snow emergency Wednesday morning. That means residents can't park on more than a dozen city streets while crews work to clear them.

City crews weren't the only ones busy clearing snow. Homeowners spent the holiday shoveling their driveways and sidewalks. They say it's a good thing the snow fell when it did.

"Since there is no school anyway, I don't care about the roads," said Jimmy Bingman.

"Bowling Green roads are always a little rough," added Jeanettie Zamarripa. "It will take them a little longer to get them cleared, but eventually they will get them taken care of."

Zamarripa says it's a pain to clear the snow, but at least this snow is light.

"It's real light," she said. "We brought a push broom and did most of it with that."

Over at Conneaut Hill, there were no complaints. Many families spent the day climbing up and sledding down the massive hill. Others were taking their dogs for a stroll.

"I like it when it's a winter wonderland," Bingman said. "I like it when it looks pretty and my dogs like it."

Like it or not, this winter wonderland will be sticking around for at least a few days.

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