The snow will continue through Friday so here is an update on some of the areas hit hard by weighty snow.
Mayfield Heights police say theRoss DeJohn Community Center is now open as a shelter for households that are still without power.
Cleveland Heights MayorEd Kelley tells WKYC that crews are cleaning up tree debris and the Forest Hills neighborhood of about 600-700 homes was the hardest hit.
Two schools were closed --Noble Road and Boulevard School. Kelley says Monday is leaf pick-up day so, if residents can drag their limbs and other storm-related debris to the street, the city will pick it up.
Kelleysays all roads are clear of debris now and all roads have been plowed, main streets and side streets. Crews willwork until darkto continue clean up and will be back out again Friday morning.
Theeastern section of the city has the most power outages in the Noble Road area.
Since midnight, the City of Beachwood has accumulated 3 to 4 inches of snow.
The Service Department's snow removal crew is composed of 28 personnel who operate 20 snow plows/salt trucks. Thecity maintains a night shift during the winter season, which begins on Nov. 10.,and a weekend shift which begins on Nov. 9.
Last year, the City of Beachwood used 8,000 tons of road salt. The Service Department this year has 6,000 tons of salt on hand.
Shaker Heights Police Chief Scott Lee tells WKYC that, as of mid-afternoon, onlyabout 30 homes are still without power. Traffic lightsat major intersections are back up and working.
The Geauga County Sheriff's Department tells WKYC that state Route 44westbound and Chardon to Auburnare the worst hit in the county by the storm. It is still snowing.
The heavy snow took down lots of trees and wires. The Methodist Church in Chardon and Russell Twp Fire Department have both opened their doors as warming centers.
They are open for thosewho have no electricity as a place to get warm and recharge electrical devices.
At 6 p.m., county officials will reassess the situation.
Chester Township Trustee Judy Caputo says snow is still coming down and a CEI representative told her about 2,000 homes are without power of the approximately 3,600 homes there.
Caputo was told it could be Saturday before all power has been restored.
Lynn, Marilyn and Dorothy drives have power poles damaged and there is some kind of issue with the electrical power substation.