June 29, 2016

Intermittent clouds

Storm brings snow to county

An Amish boy is pulled through a snowy field Saturday on Firestone Road near New London Eastern Road in Spencer Township. (Andrew Dolph | Staff Photographer)

A weekend winter storm blanketed northern Ohio with up to a foot of snow, including Medina County.
Authorities urged people to stay indoors and off the streets for safety reasons. The Medina County Sheriff’s Office issued a Level 2 snow alert for the county on Friday night. It was lifted around 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Many municipalities, including Brunswick, Medina and Wadsworth, had snow parking bans in effect to allow snow plows to clear roads.
Police spokespeople in the county’s three cities said there were few accidents Saturday.
A Medina police spokeswoman said there were six or so accidents from midnight Friday until Saturday afternoon.
A Wadsworth police spokesman said the roads weren’t too bad and there were just a few reports of accidents and cars off roads. A Brunswick police spokeswoman said conditions seemed to be worse Friday than Saturday.
The National Weather Service recorded snowfalls in the county by Saturday night ranged from 7½ inches in Medina to 10 inches in Hinckley Township. Brunswick received 9 inches and Seville got 8 inches, the National Weather Service Web site said.