Drivers were busy staring at brake lights with significant traffic troubles reported throughout Northeast Ohio early Friday morning.

Delays were more than one hour in several spots:

  • I-77 North between 21 and I-480
  • I-271 between Macedonia and Bedford Heights
  • 71 North between the Turnpike and I-90

The road congestion was thanks to Mother Nature’s wintry attitude as lake effect snow pounded portions of Northeast Ohio.