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Winter Road Condition Advisory Levels


The Sheriff's Office utilizes standardized winter road condition advisory levels to inform the public about the general condition of roadways throughout the county during a winter storm, particularly in the rural areas. Localized geographical areas within the county may experience better--or worse--road conditions than those listed in a given advisory level. Please monitor weather forecasts and/or information broadcast over or printed in local media outlets before you determine whether to venture out on the roadways. Please do not call the Sheriff's Office to make general inquiries about road conditions--our dispatchers are very busy, particularly during a winter storm. Thank you for your cooperation.
Level 1 - Roadways are hazardous due to accumulated snow or ice cover. Please drive carefully.

Level 2 - Roadways are very hazardous due to blowing and drifting snow and/or ice cover. Only those who believe it is necessary to drive should be on the roadways. Contact your employer to determine if you should report to work.

Level 3 - Roadways are extremely hazardous due to snow and/or ice cover, blowing and drifting snow, and/or very limited visibility. Roadways are closed to all non-emergency travel. No one should be on the roadway unless it is absolutely essential to travel. Those operating vehicles on the roadway for non-emergency reasons may be subject to arrest.



Mission Statement

The primary mission of the Erie County Sheriff's Office is to provide the
citizens of - and visitors to - Erie County with the most efficient, effective,
and professional law enforcement services possible in our ongoing efforts to protect life and property.

As a contemporary law enforcement agency, the Erie County Sheriff's Office
has developed organizational policies and procedures to guide agency employees in their efforts to prevent crime and disorder and to ensure that individual civil liberties are protected.

Watch a video outlining some of the duties of the Sheriff in Ohio, courtesy of Buckeye State Sheriff's Assocation. 

Sheriff Paul A. Sigsworth  


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