Due to the heavy winter snow storm today, area emergencies and closings have been announced and will be updated throughout the morning.
Operating on a level 3 snow emergency are Defiance, Paulding, Henry, Williams and Fulton counties.
Under a level 2 snow emergency is Putnam County.
Closed are all schools in Williams, Paulding, Henry, Putnam, Defiance and Fulton counties; Vantage Career Center, Van Wert; and Four County Career Center, rural Archbold.
Ohio Graduation Testing at Defiance and Napoleon high schools is cancelled for today.
Northwest State Community College is now closed.
Mercy Defiance Clinic & UrgentCare and Mercy Napoleon Clinic are now closed.
The Paulding County Carnegie Library system is closed this morning. The situation will be assessed later today as to whether to open.
All Defiance Public Library System facilities are closed for the day.
The Defiance County landfill and Williams County government offices will close at noon.
Also closed is Defiance County Common Pleas Court.
The Henry County Common Pleas Courthouse in Napoleon closed at 12:30 p.m.
Today's cancellations include: All Wednesday night activities for Trinity United Methodist Church, Defiance; all activities at St John Lutheran Church, Defiance, including Lent services and meal; tonight's church service and Thursday morning's vineyard Bible study at Free Christian Church of God, Continental.
Areas to avoid: U.S. 24, westbound, at Baltimore Road in Defiance, as a semi has jackknifed.