CLEVELAND (WJW) – Most areas will get 9 to 12 inches of snow Thursday in northeast Ohio.
Many schools have already closed and parking bans are in effect in northeast Ohio.
What there is to know:
FlightAware reports more than 180 cancellations at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.
Franklin County is under a Level 1 snow emergency.
A snowplow was involved in an accident on 480 E at the State Rd off-ramp. Do not overload the plow.
Wayne County is in a level 1 snow emergency.
Speed limits have been reduced on I-90 in Lake County.
- Expect lane closures on I-80 West (Ohio Turnpike) beyond I-71 to SR-10/Lorain Rd, due to an accident.
- Expect lane closures on I-80/I-90 West beyond Baumhart Rd to US-250, due to an accident.
- Expect lane closures on I-80/I-90 East beyond SR-4 to US-250 due to an accident.
- Left lane is closed on I-76 West/I-77 North at Main St/Broadway/Downtown to SR-59/Dart Ave, due to an accident.
- Expect lane closures on I-71 North beyond SR-539/W Salem/Congress to SR-83, due to an accident.
FirstEnergy failures are less than 100.
There are nearly 600 closings on Thursday. Check out the list here.
February 3, 4:20 a.m.
ODOT reports that more than 1,000 crews are clearing Ohio roads.
FirstEnergy has just over 700 power outages, most of them in Cuyahoga County.
11 p.m. update:
FirstEnergy reports that more than 3,200 customers are still without power in Cuyahoga County. Most of them are in Cleveland. Power has been restored to most customers in Medina County, according to FirstEnergy.
10:15 p.m. update:
Huron and Sandusky counties moved to Level 2 snow emergencies, and Erie County moved to a Level 2 winter road condition advisory. Roads are hazardous with blowing snow and blowing snow and /or icy conditions.
8:50 p.m. update:
There are approximately 3,100 FirstEnergy customers without power in Medina County. Almost all breakdowns occur in Brunswick.
8:40 p.m. update:
Erie County is under a Level 1 winter road condition advisory. The roads are hazardous. Pay attention.
7:35 p.m. update:
There are now over 500 school closures for Thursday. Check out the list here.
7:20 p.m. update:
Sandusky County is under a Level 1 snow emergency. Roads are treacherous with blowing snow and blowing snow. Roads can also be icy.
The FirstEnergy power outage in Cuyahoga County fell to 3,100 customers. Cleveland Public Power continues to make repairs on the west side.
6:40 p.m. update:
Akron City Court will be closed Thursday. No hearings, including arraignments, will take place. Affected individuals will be contacted about the postponement once the court reopens.
6:15 p.m. update:
There are now over 300 school closures for Thursday. Check out the list here.
6:10 p.m. update:
Cleveland Public Power says its crews are working as quickly as possible to restore service during an away westside. “We’re told it shouldn’t take long.”
6 p.m. update:
Stow Town Hall offices will be closed on Thursday. Willoughby Municipal Court will also be closed.
There are now more than 200 school closures for Thursday. Check out the list here.
5:45 p.m. update:
More than 6,300 FirstEnergy customers are without power in Cuyahoga County. Almost all are in Cleveland, with a few scattered across Euclid and University Heights.
5:40 p.m. update:
The Cleveland Institute of Art will close at 6 p.m. Wednesday and will remain closed Thursday.
5:15 p.m. update:
The Rocky River City School District and schools in Fairview Park City will be closed Thursday. So does the local school district of Revere.
5 p.m. update:
Akron Public Schools announced it was canceling all classes and activities Thursday due to inclement weather.
4:55 p.m. update:
FirstEnergy reports more than 6,300 customers without power in Cuyahoga County as of 4:55 p.m. Most of those customers are in Cleveland. Power should be restored to most customers by 8 p.m.
4:38 p.m. update:
The Greater Cleveland Aquarium will be closed on Thursday. The aquarium team is working hard to keep aquatic systems running during a power outage lasting several hours on Wednesday.
4:35 p.m. update:
City of Cleveland residents can receive emergency alerts and the latest information on the city’s response to snow by signing up for CodeRED notifications. You can call 216-664-4383 or register online.
4:30 p.m. update:
Greater Cleveland RTA is asking passengers to allow extra travel time as northeast Ohio prepares for the winter storm. Keep up to date with bus, train or paratransit delays on Twitter, the Transit app and the RTA website.
4:25 p.m. update:
The Greater Cleveland Food Bank canceled its distribution in the Muni Lot on Thursday due to inclement weather.
4:14 p.m. update:
The Municipal Court of Parma will be closed on Thursday.
4:10 p.m. update:
Due to the impending winter storm, the Cleveland Orchestra is rescheduling its Thursday performance of “Jeremy Denk Plays Adams” to Friday at 7:30 p.m.
4:05 p.m. update:
More than 100 local schools have already canceled Thursday classes. Follow the latest closures here.
4 p.m. update:
Avon Lake Municipal Court will be closed on Thursday.
3:50 p.m. update:
There are already more than two dozen cancellations at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Check flight status here.
3:44 p.m. update:
Brecksville City Hall will be closed Thursday. The town’s senior center and community center will also be closed and there will be no recycling service.
The Akron Zoo will be closed on Thursday.
3:30 p.m. update:
All Kent State University campuses will be closed on Thursday. Online classes will continue as usual. Case Western Reserve University will also be closed on Thursday.
3:22 p.m. update:
Cleveland Public Power says an outage on the west side was caused by two underground cable faults. The restoration is scheduled in about two hours.
3:13 p.m. update:
The Cleveland Public Library will be closed due to inclement weather on Thursday. The Cleveland Metropolitan School District will have remote classes Thursday and Friday.
3 p.m. update:
The National Weather Service has expanded its winter storm warning to include all of northeast Ohio.
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