CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) – People all over Northeast Ohio are digging out after more than a foot of snow (and, in some cases, nearly TWO feet of snow) fell in certain areas. Thousands are also still dealing with power outages.
5 p.m. — Warrensville Heights parking ban extended to Sunday, December 6 at 12:00 p.m. due to the excessive amount of snow.
4:30 p.m. — The emergency snow ban in Parma will still be in effect until 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3. There is no parking on city streets.
1:30 p.m. — Due to power outages, Country Lights Drive-thru at Lake Metroparks Farmpark is canceled for this evening (Wednesday, December 2), the Farmpark announced on Facebook. Tickets for Dec. 2 will be honored any remaining Monday through Thursday event night between 5 and 8 pm through December 22. More, here.
12:13 p.m. – FirstEnergy outages have dropped to 37,000.
11:07 a.m. – FirstEnergy reports 41,000 people without power.
10:45 a.m. – Lorain County Sheriff Phil Stammitti has cancelled the LEVEL 1 snow emergency declaration for Lorain County.
9:43 a.m. – FirstEnergy reports about 43,000 people are still without power.
8:53 a.m. – More than 45,000 FirstEnergy customers remain without power.
8:10 a.m. – Lake Co. Sheriff’s Office reports Ravenna Rd in Concord Twp is closed between Prouty Rd and Somerset Trail due to wires across the roadway.
7:35 a.m. – More than 46,000 FirstEnergy customers remain without heat.
6:50 a.m. – A lot of people have some major shoveling to do. The snow totals from the National Weather Service show a lot of areas got more than two feet of snow.
In Ashtabula County, South Madison saw 20.7 inches.
In Cuyahoga County, 22 inches in Lyndhurst were the most.
South Thompson in Geauga County saw 24 inches of snow.
The highest snow totals in so far is in Lake County, with 24.6 inches of snow in Concord Township.
6:32 a.m. – The 2 left lanes are blocked on I-71 North beyond SR-82/Royalton Rd, due to a crash.
6:21 a.m. – Traffic is at a standstill on I-71 North before the turnpike.
5:55 a.m. – FirstEnergy reports more than 48,000 people are without power, indicating the outages may continue rising.
5:02 a.m. – FirstEnergy reports more than 46,000 people are without power.
5 a.m. – FOX 8 Meteorologist Scott Sabol says sun glare on the roads will be a problem today.