I know we have a 'new sheriff in town', with Tharp only being in office for a year or so, but seriously? Why are we still at a Level II Snow Emergency. We have been at this level since approximately 10:30 pm Saturday night (I reviewed the text messages I get from WTOL/Channel 11 to confirm the time).
Yes, it is cold; yes there are snow on the roads; yes it is windy. But it is ridiculous to expect "...that only people with a real and important need to be out on the roads and streets should do so" after 72 hours. Even after one day I thought it was stupid. Move it to a Level I, which states "This means that roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads are also icy. Drive very cautiously."
People will (are) ignoring the snow emergency levels and will begin to build a disregard for their intent to warn drivers if they continue to use them as they have been.