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Live blog: Snow hits Northeast Ohio as 150+ schools close

Be careful out there!

CLEVELAND — After icy conditions hit the area Thursday, we're now dealing with accumulating snow.

Several inches of snow could pile up throughout the region as the day progresses. Lake effect snow will also be a factor later in the day.

Below we have time-stamped updates of the ongoing snow as the winter storm evolves.

Do you have any good snow photos? Text them to 216-344-3300 and we might use them on TV.

iALERT: See current closings and delays

LIVE RADAR: Track the wintry weather

WEATHER CONDITIONS: Current weather alerts

NOTE: The most-recent information is posted highest. Be sure to refresh this page frequently to see the latest updates.

FRIDAY, FEB. 7, 2020

12:20 p.m. Hollie Strano gives us an updated look at the weekend forecast:

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11:26 a.m. Snow continues falling in Summit County. Here's a view of I-77 at Route 18:

Credit: ODOT

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10:49 a.m. A view of snowy conditions on I-90:

Credit: Barry Wolf, 3News

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10:21 a.m. A view of the snowflakes flying in downtown Akron.

Credit: Carl Bachtel, 3News

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10:06 a.m. Snowy road conditions continue as seen here on I-271 at U.S. 422:

Credit: ODOT

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9:31 a.m. Some moderate snow is falling throughout the area. Here's a peek at the current radar:

Credit: 3News

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9:05 a.m. Our crews spotted a crash on I-71 South near 130th.

Credit: Tim Coffey, 3News

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8:30 a.m. Did you snap any good snow photos? Post them HERE:

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7:50 a.m. There are currently 205 school closings / delays. See the updated list HERE.

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7:48 a.m. The roads mostly looking wet on I-71 at I-271:

Credit: ODOT

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6:53 a.m. 3News' Austin Love offers a glimpse of road conditions:

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6:45 a.m. Hollie Strano offers an extended look at today's forecast:

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6:36 a.m. The number of school closings / delays has now hit 173. See the full list HERE.

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6:33 a.m. The Summit County Sheriff's Office has issued a Level 1 snow emergency. Here's what each level actually means:

Level 1: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.

Level 2: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be very icy. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roads. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work. Motorists should use extreme caution.

Level 3: All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be driving during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel or a personal emergency exists. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roads may subject themselves to arrest.

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6:27 a.m. We've now topped 150 school closings / delays. See the updated list HERE.

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6:21 a.m. School closings and delays are coming in fast and furious. We're now up to 145 total. See the list HERE.

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6:14 a.m. 121 schools are closed for the day. See the full iAlert closing list HERE.

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6:09 a.m. A look at snowy road conditions in Cuyahoga Falls along Route 8 at Front Street:

Credit: ODOT

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6:07 a.m. 3News' Austin Love says the roads are getting slick:

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6:02 a.m. The number of school closings has hit 103. See the list HERE.

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6 a.m. Here's our team coverage of weather and traffic:

Meanwhile, ODOT tweeted an update to say they currently have 1,230 crews working to clear the roadways statewide.

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5:42 a.m. We're seeing increased snowfall in the Akron area. Here's a peek at the road conditions on I-76 at Bowery:

Credit: ODOT

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5:39 a.m. A viewer sent us this snowy photo from Jackson Township:

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5:33 a.m. We're now up to 61 school closings. See the full list of iAlert closings HERE.

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5:31 a.m. How are the roads? Here's a look at our team coverage:

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5:22 a.m. Moderate to heavy snow is starting to fall in the Akron / Canton areas. Here's an updated look at the radar:

Credit: 3News

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5:10 a.m. The snow is picking up in Canton. Here's a look from I-77 near U.S. 62:

Credit: ODOT

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5:09 a.m. There are currently 34 school closings / delays. See the list HERE.

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5:01 a.m. Here's our team coverage of the current weather and traffic conditions:

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5 a.m. ODOT says there are now 1,220 trucks working throughout the entire state.

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4:45 a.m. Hollie Strano offers an updated look at the forecast:

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3:41 a.m. Heavy snow is falling in central Ohio -- and is heading our direction.

Credit: 3News

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12:30 a.m. ODOT says there are nearly 960 crews working statewide to keep the roads clear.

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THURSDAY, FEB. 6, 2020

11 p.m. Betsy Kling has an update on the wintry weather conditions as they develop overnight:

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7 p.m. A Winter Weather Advisory begins for Northeast Ohio. See all current weather alerts HERE.

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