Blog: An updated look at school closings in Northeast Ohio


CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) -The snow is not done piling up in Northeast Ohio. General, heavy wet snow continues to fall in the snowbelt regions.

School closings are already coming in for Wednesday, too.

Lake effect will impact many communities through Wednesday morning.

Follow below for live updates on weather, traffic, and other issues affecting Northeast Ohio.


9:45 p.m. — All Cuyahoga County employees who work in-person are being notified of a 1-hour delay in their start time tomorrow. Those who work remotely or are working as part of a 24/7 shift are not effected by the change.

9 p.m. — Power outages continue across Northeast Ohio, but some are starting to get their power back. Now over 70,000 customers have been affected.

7:40 p.m. — Cleveland Public Library has announced the closing of all of its locations Wednesday, Dec. 2, due to snowy weather and power outages in some areas. Kids’ meals services are also suspended for the day.

6:45 p.m. — Those without power now includes 89,000 Northeast Ohio customers, as snow continues to pile up.

5:50 p.m. — More than 87,000 Northeast Ohio customers are experiencing power outages as the winter storm continues.

4:33 p.m. — More than 75,000 Northeast Ohio customers now affected by power outages in the area.

4:02 p.m. — Warrensville Heights has closed its city hall offices early due to the weather. However, police and fire departments are still open. Service departments continue to work to clear the snow off roads, as bad weather continues.

3:33 p.m. — The city of Cleveland has announced an emergency parking ban starting at 8 p.m. tonight set to last until 8 a.m. tomorrow. Parking will not be allowed on any street marked with a red and/or white restriction signs.

3:25 p.m. — ODOT crews are working 12 hour shifts to keep roads open in Summit County as the snow continues to fall. Private plow drivers have been up since midnight clearing parking lots. Find out more in the video above.

3:20 p.m. — More than 63,000 households have now lost power in Northeast Ohio.

2:50 p.m. — Heinen’s is closing all of its Ohio stores at 5 p.m. today due to winter storms.

1:15 p.m. — The City of Maple Heights is urging residents to stay home “unless travel is absolutely necessary” due to excessive snow accumulation. There are power outages throughout the city. To report an outage, call 1-888-544-4877 or access FirstEnergy on their website.

1:00 p.m. — Parma Heights parking ban is in effect until Thursday, December 3 at 8 a.m.

12:34 p.m. – FirstEnergy reports 59,000 people are without power.

12:20 p.m. Here is the latest radar image from the FOX 8 Team on what we can expect.

11:56 a.m. – FirstEnergy reports another increase in outages with more than 57,000 people affected.

11:43 a.m. – Power outages have gone back up to more than 54,000. Check the map here.

11:15 a.m. – Cleveland State University has cancelled in-person classes effective at noon on Tuesday, December 1 due to weather conditions. Remote courses and other remote operations will proceed under the normal schedule. The university will provide updates later this evening. 

10:59 a.m. – FirstEnergy reports 51,000 people are without power. Check the outage map.

10:54 a.m. – All snow emergencies have been lifted for Wayne County.

10:22 a.m. – Chardon Rd. is closed in the area of River Rd. for an extended period of time due to a wire down. Chagrin Rd. is also closed due to a tree down.

9:51 a.m. – The Nagel Road entrance ramp eastbound to I-90 in Avon is currently closed due to two stuck semis and a car.

9:35 a.m. – The City of Painesville has issued a parking ban.

9:15 a.m. — Summit County Sheriff’s Office issues Level 1 snow emergency — roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Here’s what each level means.

9:15 a.m. — The East Cleveland Public Library will be closed today due to weather.

9:10 a.m. — Update from Scott Sabol: The general snow in Cleveland/Akron/west will continue through 4 p.m. then it will become drier. Lake effect bands will replace widespread snow after 4 p.m. and will continue through midnight.

8:51 a.m. – More than 53,000 FirstEnergy customers are without power.

8:44 a.m. – FirstEnergy reports more than 49,000 people without power. Check the outage map here.

8:33 a.m. – Sandusky County has been upgraded to a Level 2 snow emergency. More info here.

8:26 a.m. – Oberlin: The Tuesday refuse route has been delayed until Wednesday due to weather conditions and landfill closure. Wednesday and Thursday routes remain unchanged.

8:26 a.m. – More than 47,000 FirstEnergy customers are without power.

8:21 a.m. – The City of Hudson has issued a snow parking ban through 6 p.m. Tuesday.

8:04 a.m. – The City of Lorain has issued a snow parking ban.

8:01 a.m. – The City of Maple Heights has issued a snow parking ban.

7:53 a.m. – An accident westbound on Monticello at Pembrook in Cleveland Heights has resulted in wires down and traffic being diverted.

Cedar Hill eastbound coming into Cleveland Heights – tree fallen on wires and lanes are closed as it poses a hazard.  The westbound lanes going into Cleveland, however, are still open.

7:35 a.m. – Lorain County is under a Level 1 snow emergency.

7:34 a.m. – FirstEnergy reports more than 44,000 people without power.

7:22 a.m. – FirstEnergy reports more than 36,000 people without power. Check the map.

7:05 a.m. – The City of Parma has issued a parking ban that will begin at 8 a.m.

6:57 a.m. – Due to inclement weather, all Cleveland Public Library locations will be closed Tuesday. No curbside or walk-up services will be offered.

6:36 a.m. – Bradley Rd is closed between the North Olmsted city limits and Center Ridge Rd due to downed trees.

6:21 a.m. – FirstEnergy reports more than 32,000 people without power.

6:18 a.m. – All six branches of the Lorain Public Library System will be closed Tuesday due to inclement weather.

6:16 a.m. – Wayne County has issued a Level 1 snow emergency.

6:13 a.m. – Erie County has upgraded to a Level 2 snow emergency.

More on what that means here.

5:14 a.m. – Sandusky County has issued a snow emergency. More information here.


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