Cleveland police advise drivers to stay off the roads

CLEVELAND-- Freezing rain and snow are making some roads treacherous.

Cleveland police at just after 7:30 p.m., asked people to please stay off the roads if at all possible.

They said officers continue to respond to crashes and spin outs, so remember to slow down and move over for emergency vehicles.

Police say calls for crashes are slowing down as rush hour traffic subsides.

****Get a look at road conditions in the video, above****

Cleveland could see between 3 and 5 inches of snow before early Saturday morning and much of the area is under winter weather alerts.

More on the forecast here

Closings, here. 

Jen Steer January 12, 20189:53 am

Lake Metroparks Farmpark, Penitentiary Glen Nature Center and the Environmental Learning Center will close at 11 a.m.

Jen Steer January 12, 20189:55 am

Akron Public Schools is postponing the Dies Wrestling Tournament at Firestone Community Learning Center. It was scheduled for Friday night and Saturday.

Jen Steer January 12, 201810:13 am

Parma Municipal Court will close at noon on Friday.

Jen Steer January 12, 201811:01 am

John Carroll University offices and library closing at 1 p.m. All afternoon campus activities are canceled. 

Jen Steer January 12, 201811:02 am

Kent State Stark closing at noon and will remain closed through Saturday. Smart Start Saturday new student orientation also canceled and will not be rescheduled. 

Jen Steer January 12, 201811:27 am

Tri-C closing all campuses and facilities at noon on Friday.

Jen Steer January 12, 201811:59 am

All games canceled today for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District Senate League. 

Jen Steer January 12, 201812:08 pm

Garfield Heights Municipal Court will be closing at 3 p.m. Friday.

Jen Steer January 12, 201812:13 pm

Medina County Auditor’s Office is closing at 1 p.m. on Friday.

Darcie Loreno January 12, 201812:54 pm

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Darcie Loreno January 12, 20181:04 pm

Several flights to and from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport are canceled or delayed due to the weather: http://www.clevelandairport.com/flight-information/flight-status

Jen Steer January 12, 20181:10 pm

Sandusky County is under a Level 1 snow emergenccy. 

Jen Steer January 12, 20181:11 pm

Portage County Commissioners’ facilities will close at 3 p.m. to all non-essential staff.

Jen Steer January 12, 20181:44 pm

All Northeast Ohio Heinen’s locations will be closing at 4 p.m. because of inclement weather. Stores will reopen at 8 a.m. Saturday.

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From FOX 8’s Matt Wright: Car off the road SR 2 at Oak Point in Lorain:

Jen Steer January 12, 20182:26 pm

The Cleveland Foundation Skating Rink at Public Square is closed because of severe winter weather.

Jen Steer January 12, 20182:30 pm

Greater Cleveland RTA: Waterfront line trains replaced with 67R buses between Tower City and South Harbor because of ice on the overhead. Ice cutters are moving slowly to de-ice the overhead trail lines. Delays of 20 to 30 minutes to be expect on Red, Blue and Green lines.

Jen Steer January 12, 20182:37 pm

Interstate 90 eastbound between McKinley Avenue and Warren Road in Cleveland restricted because of high water.

Jen Steer January 12, 20182:40 pm

Flooding on I-90 east

Jen Steer January 12, 20182:52 pm

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum closing at 3 p.m. Friday because of deteriorating weather conditions. 

Kara Sutyak January 12, 20183:04 pm

Jen Steer January 12, 20183:10 pm

Comedian John Mulaney’s two shows at Playhouse Square are canceled tonight.

Jen Steer January 12, 20183:13 pm

Kara Sutyak January 12, 20183:17 pm

Kara Sutyak January 12, 20183:33 pm

Cuyahoga Falls has issued a snow parking ban. It goes into effect at 5 p.m. and lasts until 5 p.m. Saturday. 

Kara Sutyak January 12, 20183:37 pm

Comedian John Mulaney’s 7 p.m. & 10 p.m. shows at Playhouse Square have been rescheduled for Friday, March 16. The January 12 tickets will be honored for the same curtain times. 

Jen Steer January 12, 20183:54 pm

Vermilion issues warning as river breaches banks

Jen Steer January 12, 20184:07 pm

Kara Sutyak January 12, 20184:16 pm

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Jen Steer January 12, 20184:32 pm

Slow traffic on I-480 east at Stearns Road. Expect delays.

Jen Steer January 12, 20184:35 pm

Parking ban for Willoughby.

Jen Steer January 12, 20184:35 pm

Snow parking ban for Orrville from 6 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday.

Kara Sutyak January 12, 20184:51 pm

Jen Steer January 12, 20185:03 pm

Sandusky County is under a Level 2 snow emergency. 

Kara Sutyak January 12, 20185:26 pm

Erie County and Huron County now under a Level 2 snow emergency.

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Kara Sutyak January 12, 20186:14 pm

Snow parking ban in effect for Chester Township in Geauga County.

Kara Sutyak January 12, 20186:31 pm

Chick-fil-A in Strongsville has just announced it will close at 7 p.m. The restaurant will reopen Saturday at 10:30 a.m. 

Kara Sutyak January 12, 20186:32 pm

Kara Sutyak January 12, 20186:51 pm

Holmes County is now under a Level 2 snow emergency.

Kara Sutyak January 12, 20187:39 pm

Cleveland police say roads and freeways remain hazardous. They ask you to please not drive unless you have to. Officers continue to respond to crashes and spin-outs. 

Kara Sutyak January 12, 20187:54 pm

Whiteout conditions right outside the FOX 8 studios in Cleveland. Here is a look from our roofcam: 

Kara Sutyak January 12, 20187:56 pm

A look at cancellations for Saturday: http://fox8.com/closings/

Kara Sutyak January 12, 20188:04 pm

A snow parking ban in Parma goes into effect at 9 p.m. until further notice.