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LIVE BLOG | Snow and cold temperatures causing issues for Northeast Ohioans: Closures and more

Stick with us as we bring you the latest weather news from around Northeast Ohio.

CLEVELAND — Once again, Northeast Ohio has found itself in the midst of snowy weather conditions.

Below, you will find a time-stamped rundown of the latest weather information from across the area.

FORECAST: Another round of accumulating snow

LIST: Current weather alerts

iALERT: Closings and delays

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12:06 p.m. Silver Lake has lifted its snow parking ban.

3:10 a.m. A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Ashtabula and Lake counties from 4 p.m. today until 10 a.m. Wednesday due to lake effect snow. CLICK HERE for more details on this incoming snow.


11:15 p.m. 3News Chief Meteorologist Betsy Kling gives a look at what's ahead in your "What's Next" forecast

11 p.m. 3News' Lydia Esparra shares an update on Cleveland residents' response to the city's handling of the second major snowstorm within a week

10 p.m. I-90 reopen in Lake County after accident causes heavy traffic, shutdowns

8:30 p.m. Route 84 closed in both directions of Vrooman Road in Lake County due to accident, according to officials

6:10 p.m. Lake County Sheriff's Office announces closure of I-90 West near Ohio Route 44. Read more here.

6:05 p.m. 3News' Isabel Lawrence has more on how downtown Akron is responding after gas and power outages due in large part to the cold weather. 

5:00 p.m. 3News' Emma Henderson hitched a ride with a Lakewood snow plow truck driver to get their perspective on what it's like to try to keep the roads clear. 

ODOT has also posted this look at how the roads are currently shaping up in Northeast Ohio:

3:45 p.m. The city of Akron is keeping its warming centers open amid the freezing temperatures and snowy conditions. The warming shelters were initially not scheduled to be open on Monday, however the power and gas outages in the city may have played a role in reversing the decision. 

"We want to make sure nobody feels stuck at home, or maybe they don’t have a home. These temperatures are dangerous, people could freeze to death or end up in the hospital if they don’t have the right kind of shelter. We want to make sure that we’re always open to the community, whenever they need. That’s our #1 goal here with the community centers is to serve the community’s needs at all times. We feel this is a big one when it gets cold like this. The mayor’s office feels very strongly that we need to be open to the community when they need us the most, which is times like this," said Jeff Mourton, Community Center Coordinator for the city of Akron.

3:40 p.m. The city of Ravenna has announced that a snow parking ban will be in place from 9:00 p.m. tonight until 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday. See our updated list of parking bans here.

2:55 p.m. The city of Canton has announced that it is extending its warming centers for another week due to the extreme cold. 

The Edward “Peel” Coleman Community Center, (formerly known as the South East Community Center), located at 1400 Sherrick Rd SE, Canton, OH 44707 (330-489-3350). Guests must enter through the WEST door. Masks are required and available on site if needed. Cots and blankets will be available. Hours of operation: 

  • Monday, January 24 at 6:00 p.m. through Tuesday, January 25 at 8:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, January 25 at 6:00 p.m. through Wednesday, January 26 at 8:00 a.m. 
  • Wednesday, January 26 at 6:00 p.m. through Thursday, January 27 at 8:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, January 27 at 6:00 p.m. through Friday, January 28 at 8:00 a.m. 
  • Friday, January 28 from 6:00 p.m. through Saturday, January 29 at 8:00 a.m. 
  • Saturday, January 29 at 6:00 p.m. through Sunday, January 30 at 8:00 a.m. 
  • Sunday, January 30 from 6:00 p.m. through Monday, January 31 at 8:00 a.m.

Refuge of Hope, located at 715 Second St NE, Canton, OH 44704 (330-453-1785). Guests must enter through door #3. Masks are required and available on site if needed. Hot beverages and food will be available. Hours of operation: 

  • Monday, January 24 – Friday, January 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (No overnight stays) 
  • Saturday, January 29 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon (No overnight stay)

The Salvation Army, located at 420 Market Avenue South, Canton, OH 44702 (330-453-0159). Masks are required and temperatures will be taken. A light breakfast will be available from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. and lunch will be available from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Hours of operation: Tuesday, January 25 – Friday, January 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (No overnight stays)

2:45 p.m. ODOT is asking drivers to 'be patient' on the roadways during the upcoming afternoon commute. Click here to read our story.

2:10 p.m. FirstEnergy reports that power has been restored to all customers in downtown Akron.

1:30 p.m. Dominion Energy Ohio has updated its progress on restoring gas service to parts of downtown Akron after an outage over the weekend:

"Roughly 25 customers had their service restored on Sunday evening, and more customers will be back in service today (Monday). It’s likely restoration will continue into Tuesday and Wednesday. Continued frigid temperatures and falling snow are causing repairs to take longer than expected."

1:15 p.m. Here's an update from ODOT as they continue to try to keep roads around the state clear:

12:42 p.m. The City of North Olmsted has announced that it will be placing a Snow Ban into effect beginning this afternoon at 3:00 p.m. until tomorrow at 11:00 p.m. No parking on city streets will be allowed during this time. See our updated list of parking bans here.

12:40 p.m. Cleveland Water reports that there is a water main break at Monticello and Keystone in Cleveland Heights. Crews are working to fix the six-inch break. Our photojournalist George Payamgis captured this footage of the water main break.

12:17 p.m. 3News' photographer Kelly Matter shares some stunning photos of the icy water along Chagrin Falls.

10:09 a.m. Cleveland extends its snow parking ban until 8 a.m. Tuesday. See the full list of snow parking bans HERE.

7:33 a.m. Due to a power outage in downtown Akron, Summit County offices located in the Ohio Building -- including the Executive and Fiscal offices -- are offering limited services today. Several Akron municipal offices are also offering limited services. Common Pleas Court and Akron Municipal Court will be closed today. Domestic Relations Court and the County Clerk of Courts offices are both open for full service.

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6:35 a.m. 3News' Lindsay Buckingham has another update on the gas outage situation in Akron:

6 a.m. Multiple schools are either closed or delayed today due to the weather conditions. Check the iAlert list HERE.

5:14 a.m. 3News' Hollie Strano gives an updated look at today's weather forecast, which brings another round of accumulating snow to Northeast Ohio: 

5:03 a.m. 3News' Lindsay Buckingham gives an update on the gas outage that's impacting some Akron homes:

5:02 a.m. The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority says all RTA bus, rail and Paratransit services are operating normal schedules "with minor delays due to inclement weather conditions." All passengers are urged to allow for additional travel time.


9:45 p.m. All of our viewing counties are no longer under a Winter Weather Advisory.

8:00 p.m. The Akron Municipal Court will be closed on Monday due to a power outage and a lack of heat in the Harold K. Stubbs Justice Center.

6 p.m. ODOT says that more than 978 crews still out on the roads of Ohio 

5 p.m. 3News meteorologists say snow will taper out and temps will begin to fall in Northeast Ohio

Credit: WKYC

4:30 p.m. ODOT says "Highways passable but snow covered and slick across northern Ohio. We've seen reports of deeper snow on secondary and side roads, including cars getting stuck on city streets in Akron. Snow rates around 1" per hour are occurring across northern OH and northwestern PA."

4:15 p.m. City of Cleveland officials say that plow trucks have now plowed and salted all of the main and secondary streets in the city.

Plow update: Our crews have plowed and salted the main and secondary streets and have started on the residential...

Posted by City of Cleveland - City Hall on Sunday, January 23, 2022

4 p.m. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) says that they have more 1,000 active snowplows out and about plowing roads and highways across all of Ohio. 

2:15 p.m. Our 3News weather team shares snowfall totals for major Northeast Ohio areas

Credit: WKYC Weather
Snow fall totals in Northeast Ohio as of 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 23.

2 p.m. NWS of Cleveland says that lake enhancements are resulting in heavier snow in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake and Lorain counties, up to 1" per hour. 

1:00 p.m. National Weather Service (NWS) of Cleveland says that snow is beginning to lighten up, but that ODOT services are still working to clear roadways. 

12:15 a.m. Dominion Energy officials say that hundreds in downtown Akron are without gas services due to outages and that weather conditions have made it increasingly difficult to restore lines to customers

11:40 a.m. Medina County issues a Level 2 Snow Emergency, officials say "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."

11:15 a.m. Level 1 Snow Emergency issued in Erie and Summit counties. Drivers are encouraged to take extra precautions when heading out. 

11:00 a.m. Following Cleveland's lead, cities like Elyria, North Royalton and Wadsworth send out parking bans as crews begin to work on cleaning up the snow

10:29 a.m. City of Cleveland officials issue a parking ban through 10 a.m. Monday

This is a live blog and will be updated when new information becomes available. Stick with 3News and wkyc.com for the latest updates. 

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