PREBLE COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) - "It gets pretty dangerous," says Chris Sadler.
Sadler has been truck driving for 19 years. He says the wind can create major problems for him and other drivers.
"There's no weight in the trailer so that really pushes the trailer from side to side. It can blow you off or tip you that high rate of wind," explains Sadler.
Right now, he's going to Clayton to pick up a load and then heading to Georgia, but he says if the wind gets much stronger he may be forced to stop for the night.
"If you flip it, it's your problem. It's your fault. I mean, you're a professional driver, you should know when to drive and when not to drive," comments Sadler.
And he says other drivers should give trucks plenty of space on the roadways.
The wind can also create problems for you at home. Dayton Power and Light is prepared.
There will be extra staff on hand overnight to help customers.
"Certainly the big thing for us, from a safety perspective, if you see a downed line, always assume that's it's energized. We really rely on the customers to call us, either if they're out or they see a dangerous situation, kind of guide us into the area of the outage," explains Bruce Coppock, DP&L Director of Operations.
If you need to report an outage, just call 877-4-OUTAGE.
Logan, Darke and Preble under level one snow emergencies. Butler County is under a level two snow emergency.
Snowfall reports vary across the Miami Valley as the storm continues to produce heavy snow, making it hard for drivers to see in some cases.
People's daily routines were definitely impacted by the wintry blast Friday.
The first wave of the storm brought hazardous conditions to the Greenville area in Darke County.