Snow, ice creating hazardous driving conditions in parts of NE Ohio

 

Snow and ice are creating hazardous driving conditions across parts of Northeast Ohio. Authorities are dealing with what could be a 75-car pileup in Ashtabula County.

And, there are multiple cars involved in crashes in Lake County.

**READ UPDATES BELOW**

A LAKE-EFFECT SNOW WARNING is in effect for Ashtabula, Geauga and Lake counties through Saturday afternoon.

A LAKE-EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY is in effect for Cuyahoga County through Saturday morning.

Click here for the Fox 8 warnings page. 

 

 

Kara Sutyak December 8, 20163:28 pm

From ODOT:  All lanes of I-90 east and westbound are closed between SR 44 and SR 528 due to a multi-car accident. Westbound motorists are being exited at SR 528 and directed north to U.S. 20 west.  Eastbound motorists are being exited at SR 44 and directed north to SR 2 east. 

Kara Sutyak December 8, 20163:28 pm

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Kara Sutyak December 8, 20163:37 pm

From Lake County Sheriff’s Office: UPDATE: This accident on I-90 is becoming a large event with multiple entrapments in vehicles. Numerous fire and police agencies are responding. Please find alternatives routes east and westbound to I-90 between Rt 44 and Vrooman Rd. Remember, with traffic being redirected there will be very heavy traffic on Rt 44 North, Rt. 2, Rt 20 and Rt 84 in Painesville, Perry, and Madison areas, as well traffic being getting off at 615 and 306 in Mentor off I-90. If possible please stay off the road in these areas when possible during the traffic rerouting because you will soon experience significant delays.
Chief Deputy Frank Leonbruno

Kara Sutyak December 8, 20164:14 pm

From Valerie in North Kingsville in Ashtabula County:

Kara Sutyak December 8, 20164:16 pm

UPDATE on I-90 crash in Lake County: this is a very involved accident with multiple injuries and over 50 vehicles. It will not be cleared for some time. 

Kara Sutyak December 8, 20164:28 pm

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office shared this photo from the scene in I-90:

Kara Sutyak December 8, 20165:01 pm

UPDATE FROM LAKE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE: Police and fire are working to get the injured from the accidents on interstate 90 to the area hospitals, clear vehicles and open traffic lanes. However the accidents are significant and it will be 4 to 6 hours at a minimum to get traffic lanes open. We are currently working to get non-injured parties off the freeway and also by diverting traffic

Jen Steer December 8, 20165:04 pm

I-90 at Vrooman remains at a standstill.

Jen Steer December 8, 20165:44 pm

New video of the I-90 pileup at the Ohio-PA line here: http://fox8.com/2016/12/08/i-90eb-at-state-route-7-in-ashtabula-county-closed-due-to-pileup-involving-dozens-of-vehicles/

Kara Sutyak December 8, 20165:57 pm

From FOX 8’s Melissa Reid: Cars are being diverted off Interstate 90 about six miles before the accident 
90 E is closed at exit 200, the Chardon exit.
There is no detour; cars can take Route 44 North or South to alternate routes.
There are extreme delays getting up to 44 because the on-ramp is a sheet of ice.  
We’re being told that it is taking people upwards of 2 hours to get from 44 to Route 6.