Defiance County Sheriff Star

Douglas J. Engel, Sheriff

Weather Advisory Levels

Please go to our Facebook page or media partners for the current Weather Advisory Level. 

Nixle is also a free service for recieving emergency updates.

Here are the definitions:


Roadways are hazardous, drive very cautiously.


Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow: roadways are icy - only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roadways. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work.


All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be out during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roadways may subject themselves to arrest.