Wind advisory in effect for Wood County on Saturday


Wood County will be under a wind advisory from 10a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday.

A round of heavy rain is expected late Friday night into Saturday morning, according to a Friday update by the Wood County Emergency Management Agency.

Additionally, strong southwest winds of 20 to 30 mph and gusts to 55 mph will develop Saturday morning and continue through Saturday evening, diminishing Saturday night.

Because of this, Wood County is under a wind advisory from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday. Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down, and as with all wind events, scattered power outages are also possible.

The Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission has issued a travel restriction across the entire 241-mile toll road for all high-profile vehicles from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on Saturday. High-profile vehicles are defined as height exceeding 7 feet, 6 inches.

The following types of vehicles will be prohibited from traveling on the Ohio Turnpike until the travel restriction is canceled or expires:

  • All high-profile tow-behind trailers, campers, boats, and enclosed trailers. (Fifth wheel trailers are excluded.);
  • Commercial trucks towing an empty single 53-foot trailer;
  • All mobile homes, office trailers and livestock trailers;
  • All long combination vehicles (LCV) that include long double-trailer combinations exceeding 90 feet in length. (Enclosed trailers only, including Conestoga type trailers); and
  • All LCV triple-trailer combinations.

No posts to display