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Wintry weather in Northeast Ohio: Recap of how the snow impacted the day on January 25, 2023

Here are real-time updates as we track accumulating snow in Northeast Ohio for Wednesday, Jan. 25.

CLEVELAND — It was a wintry Wednesday across Northeast Ohio...

So how did the day play out? Explore our story below to see real-time updates of the wintry weather that brought impacts across the region for Wednesday, January 25, 2023.

But first... Some important resources for you during this wintry weather:



3:25 p.m. The National Weather Service has announced that a Winter Weather Advisory will be in place for the following counties starting at 11 p.m. tonight through 7 a.m. on Friday:

  • Cuyahoga 
  • Lake
  • Geauga
  • Ashtabula (Inland and Lakeshore)

The NWS says lake effect snow is expected in the affected counties with up to 3 to 6 inches possible by Friday morning, locally higher amounts up to 8 inches are possible where snow is most persistent in the higher terrain of eastern Cuyahoga County, southern Lake County, and northern Geauga County. 

Northwest winds will be gusting as high as 30 mph Thursday morning. Slippery road conditions could impact the morning and evening commute.

1:37 p.m. Summit County Sheriff's Office cancelled the Level 1 Snow Emergency 

1:15 p.m. A look from Akron-Canton Airport following the snowstorm 

1:10 p.m. ODOT is reporting that I-75 Southbound is mostly blocked at the Ohio/Michigan line 

12:25 p.m. A look at road conditions on I-480 at Transportation Boulevard:

Credit: ODOT
Road conditions on I-480 at Transportation Boulevard.

12:18 p.m. FirstEnergy is reporting nearly 1,000 power outages in Cuyahoga County -- most of which are in Cleveland.

12:17 p.m. ODOT says the left two lanes of I-71 South have reopened following a semi crash near I-76 in Medina County.

12:04 p.m. What's next from the wintry weather? We have rain this afternoon before lake effect snow kicks in late tonight and into tomorrow.

11:51 a.m. An updated look at the radar. Explore the interactive radar HERE.

Credit: 3News
Checking on the radar in Northeast Ohio.

11:48 a.m. Here's a look at the road conditions on I-77 at Hillside:

Credit: ODOT
I-77 at Hillside.

11:23 a.m. We have some traffic troubles on I-71 North near Route 303.

11:16 a.m. Heads up! There's a crash on I-71 South near the Turnpike.

11:12 a.m. The Level 1 snow emergency has been lifted in Portage County.

11:07 a.m. Lorain County is now under a Level 1 snow emergency. Full details HERE.

10:20 a.m. What are the weather conditions like in your neighborhood? Send us your pics!

10:15 a.m. All lanes of I-71 South remain closed near I-76 in Medina County due to a semi crash. The roadway has been closed for hours.

10:01 a.m. We have a few counties under a Level 1 snow emergency... But what does each level actually mean? Here's a breakdown explaining all three levels.

10 a.m. ODOT says they have 1,140 crews working across the state.

9:51 a.m. A look at heavy, wet snow moving through Cleveland.

9:50 a.m. Here's a view from North Canton:

9:47 a.m. Here's a look at I-76 at Eastwood Avenue in Summit County: 

Credit: ODOT
Snowy road conditions on I-76 East at Eastwood Avenue.

9:35 a.m. 3News' Matt Wintz is tracking heavy snow...

9:21 a.m. Current road conditions on I-271 at Route 8:

Credit: ODOT
Snowy road conditions on I-271 at Route 8.

8:32 a.m. Here's a look at road conditions on I-77 at US 62:

Credit: ODOT
Road conditions on I-77 at US 62.

8:30 a.m. Help us capture today's weather conditions! Send us your snow pics and videos HERE.

Are you waking up to snow? Text your pics to 216-344-3300. Be sure to include your name and location because we might use your submission on TV⛄

Posted by WKYC Channel 3 - Cleveland on Wednesday, January 25, 2023

7:59 a.m. Here's a look at the radar...

Credit: 3News
Snowy conditions on radar.

7:50 a.m. The left lane is blocked on I-480 East at the Valley View Bridge due to a crash:

7:39 a.m. ODOT gave us the following detour information amid the closure of I-71 South near I-76 in Medina County:

7:37 a.m. ODOT says they now have 1,157 crews out across the entire state.

6:50 a.m. All lanes of I-71 South are CLOSED just south of I-76 in southern Medina County due to a semi crash. ODOT says there is no estimate on how long the roadway will remain closed:

6:45 a.m. How long will this snow last? Watch the latest weather forecast updates with 3News' Hollie Strano:

6:35 a.m. We have a crash on Brown Street at Cole Avenue in Akron:

6:30 a.m. Watch our expanded team coverage for the latest weather updates:

6:23 a.m. Erie County is now under a Level 1 snow emergency.

6:20 a.m. Summit County is under a Level 1 snow emergency: 

Sheriff Fatheree has issued a LEVEL 1 SNOW EMERGENCY ADVISORY for Summit County. Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow and may be icy. Motorists are urged to drive cautiously.

Posted by Summit County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, January 25, 2023

6:15 a.m. Akron Public Schools have decided to close today due to the wintry weather. There are hundreds of other school closings throughout Northeast Ohio. See the full list of iAlert school closings HERE.

6:12 a.m. Snowy road conditions are creating slower travel. Here's a peek at the roadways in Richland, Ashland and Medina counties:

6 a.m. Watch our team coverage with the latest traffic and weather updates: 

ODOT says they have 1,123 crews working throughout the state:

5:53 a.m. We now have 138 school closings / delays throughout Northeast Ohio. See the full iAlert list HERE.

5:50 a.m. Here's a peek out on the roadways with traffic cameras in Stark, Summit and Mahoning counties:

5:44 a.m. Here's a look at road conditions along I-77 at Whipple Avenue in Stark County:

5:40 a.m. Here's a look at the current weather and traffic conditions across Northeast Ohio:

5:30 a.m. Snowy conditions are moving into Northeast Ohio. Here's our team coverage:

5:20 a.m. Yep, that's 3News' Austin Love making s'mores with "flat Dave" while doing snow coverage this morning...

4:58 a.m. Snowy road conditions are causing slow travel in areas south. Here's a view from ODOT in Richland County:

3:45 a.m. While the snow hasn't reached Northeast Ohio just yet, it's bringing impacts across other portions of the state. Here's a view from the roads in Licking County courtesy of ODOT:

Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in an unrelated article on Jan. 12, 2023.

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