CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) – Roads are starting to look better in some places, but a winter storm advisory is still in effect for parts of Northeast Ohio. Meanwhile, school closings are already coming in for Tuesday.

Closings list

As of late Monday evening, ODOT says about 900 plow trucks are still out all over Ohio getting the roads cleared. Residents are advised to stay off the roads whenever possible, and when they are out to give plows plenty of room to work.

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List of snow emergencies

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10 p.m. – More RTA bus lines are running after a temporary shutdown Monday. The running bus lines include:

  • #22 – Lorain
  • #26 – Detroit
  • #28 – Euclid
  • #45 – Ridge- Fulton
  • #51 – MetroHealth Line
  • #53 – MetroHealth Line – Broadview

9:24 p.m. Cleveland State University will be closed Tuesday due to inclement weather. CSU announced that all classes are canceled and business offices will be closed, but essential employees should still report to work.

9 p.m. – University of Akron has canceled all classes for Tuesday due to inclement weather. Campuses and facilities will still be open, and employees should still report to work. More information can be found here.

7:56 p.m. – Another RTA bus line is now running again after a temporary shutdown Monday. The running bus lines include:

  • #22 – Lorain
  • #26- Detroit
  • #28- Euclid
  • #51- MetroHealthLine

7:24 p.m. – Akron Municipal Court will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 18 due to inclement weather.

6:54 p.m. – The winter storm warning has been downgraded by the National Weather Service to a winter storm advisory for three local counties: Ashtabula, Geauga and Lake. One to three inches of snow is expected in those areas. The advisory is in effect until 4 a.m. Tuesday.

6:50 p.m. – With a parking ban now in effect on city streets, Lakewood is offering those who park on the street the option of parking at the following locations:

  • Cove Park
  • Lakewood Park-Madison Park (north and south lots)
  • City Center
  • Lot behind Starbucks
  • Municipal lot at the SE corner of Arthur and Madison

6:20 p.m. – Some RTA bus lines are now running again after a temporary shutdown Monday, including the following:

  • #22 – Lorain
  • #26- Detroit
  • #51- MetroHealthLine

6:02 p.m. – The latest city snow totals are here and they are a sight:

WJW graphic

5:55 p.m. – Akron Public Schools is calling Tuesday a Snow Day, and all classes and after school activities are canceled.

5:29 p.m. – Cleveland Metropolitan School District has canceled all classes for Tuesday. The decision includes remote learning as well. Find out more about that here.

4:54 p.m. – Summit County has downgraded its snow emergency but the sheriff is still telling drivers to use caution on all roads due to poor conditions.

4:40 pm. – Greater Cleveland RTA is still working to get service for all lines and buses back up and running, the service said on Twitter mere minutes ago. The RTA has been down since early Monday morning.

4:09 p.m. – Ice cream fans need to wait another day for the sweet treats at Mitchell’s Ice Cream, as all locations are closed today due to snowy weather conditions.

4:04 p.m. – The National Weather Service only has a winter storm warning issued for three Northeast Ohio Counties, including Ashtabula, Geauga and Lake. It’s in effect until 1 a.m. Tuesday.

4 p.m. – City of Cleveland has also extended its parking ban. Now residents are told to remove their parked vehicles from streets until 8 a.m. Tuesday.

3:36 p.m. – The city of Cuyahoga Falls has extended its parking ban on all city streets until 9 a.m. Wednesday.

3:34 p.m. – ODOT Cleveland says that area highways are starting to clear up, but still urges caution to all drivers.

2:57 p.m. – Heinen’s says all of its Northeast Ohio stores will close at 5 p.m. today.

2:28 p.m. Medina has downgraded its snow emergency to a Level 1 from a Level 2. However, residents are still asked to use caution on the roads. Find out more right here.

2:13 p.m. The snow photos just keep coming in, and some viewers really did get a lot of snow.

2 p.m. – RTA continues to work to get their buses back in service in Greater Cleveland. The group said that as of 1:50 p.m. they still had 35 buses stuck in the snow. They hope to have all buses back up in running this afternoon.

1:48 p.m. – Kent State University announced it’s closing all of its campuses Tuesday for snow removal. All online classes are scheduled to go on as usual, while in-person classes will be held either online or an assignment will be offered instead. Professors are going to reach out to their classes for details. Find out more about the campus closure here.

1:34 p.m. – Chardon police are asking people to help out snow crews: “The more people venture out the longer it’s going to take them. Please stay home and give the road crew the time and space they need to get a handle on the mess this storm has created. Thank you!”

1:29 p.m. – Cleveland Police Department says the East 55th Street exit is now reopened, following a semi-truck crash blocking lanes on I-90.

12:40 p.m. – I-90 westbound at East 55th Street is backed up (as seen in the video below), due to a semi-truck blocking lanes. Drivers should avoid the area.

12:27 p.m. – Orange Village has declared a snow emergency and is asking all residents to remove their cars from city streets. All trash pickup has been rescheduled to Tuesday due to the snow.

12:13 p.m. – Cleveland Cavaliers: “As the Cavs get ready to take on the Brooklyn Nets today in a special MLK Day afternoon game at 3:00 p.m. at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, we understand weather conditions may present a challenge for those with tickets to the game. If you are not able to attend, a ticket credit will be available to you for a future mutually agreed upon game.”

More info here.

11:57 a.m. – Euclid police: “All major roads in Euclid are still dangerous. Side streets are impassable. This condition will continue for several hours. Avoid traveling to or from Euclid.”

11:43 a.m. – All lanes are closed on I-480 East beyond SR-14/Broadway Ave to SR-8/Warrensville Rd, due to snow/ice.

11:39 a.m. – New weather pictures from downtown Cleveland:

11:31 a.m. – Here are the highest snow amounts we’ve seen so far:

10:57 a.m. -The Walker COVID-19 testing site in Cleveland will now be closed all day today (Jan 17). Those scheduled for tests today may come at any time Tuesday.

10:45 a.m. – Preliminary snow totals from NWS here.

10:32 a.m. – The Cleveland Museum of Art will be closed due to weather.

10:31 a.m. – Due to weather and road conditions, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is under a delayed opening today and the museum is planning to open at noon. Advance ticket reservations between 10a-noon will still be accepted starting at noon. The blood drive is also being rescheduled due to weather.

10:31 a.m. – Two circle ramps currently closed due to crashes: Miles Rd. to I-480 westbound and SR 91 to U.S. 422 westbound.

10:17 a.m. – City Hall in Canal Fulton is closed today.

10:10 a.m. – Cleveland City Hall: All of Cleveland’s snow removal equipment is in use. The hope is to begin clearing residential streets at noon.

10:08 a.m. – Snow parking ban is in effect in Brooklyn. Check the list.

9:57 a.m. – Euclid and Beachwood police are asking people to stay off the roads as is possible.

9:01 a.m. — All Brecksville City buildings are closed today (Jan. 17) including City Hall, the Community Center and the Human Services Center. There is also no Meals on Wheels service today in Brecksville and Broadview Heights.

8:57 a.m. – Garbage/recycling collection will not take place in Westlake today (Jan. 17) due to the inclement weather. Collection will be on a one-day delay the rest of the week as a result.

8:52 a.m. – The Cleveland Museum of Art is delaying its opening today (Jan. 17) until noon, due to inclement weather. Please check the museum’s website,, and social media platforms for updates.

8:42 a.m. – The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland is encouraging people to watch their Dr. Martin Luther King mass on livestream instead of traveling during winter weather.

8:36 a.m. – Snow so far from Scott Sabol:

8:34 a.m. – Middleburg Heights trash collection has been canceled. Trash will be collected on Tuesday, January 18.

8:27 a.m. – Ice Fest event in North Coast Harbor is being postponed due to weather. – Downtown Cle tweet.

8:25 a.m. – RTA – All rail and bus lines services have been suspended until further notice due to the severe weather and driving conditions.

8:12 a.m. – Medina police – Motorists are getting stranded and most of the tow trucks have very long waiting lists right now.

8:04 a.m. – Mentor Public Library is closed today (Jan. 17) due to inclement weather.

8:02 a.m. – North Olmsted snow ban parking is in effect from 10 am to 10 pm tonight – North Olmsted police

7:55 a.m. – Lake Metroparks – Due to the extreme weather conditions, all Lake Metroparks facilities are closed today (1/17/22). All programs and events are canceled.

7:52 a.m. – Cleveland Clinic – Due to weather conditions, the opening of the Walker Cleveland Community Covid-19 Testing Center located at the W.O. Walker Building garage will be delayed until noon today.  Anyone who is scheduled for a COVID-19 test there this morning may come in the afternoon. They do NOT need to reschedule for a new time in the afternoon. We will continue to assess the weather situation and will let the public know of any other changes. 

7:40 a.m. – ODOT tweet: As of 7:40 am, more nearly 990 crews remain on the road across the state.

7:40 a.m. – Parma emergency winter snow ban will be in effect starting at 8:00 a.m. There will be no parking of vehicles on city street till further notice.

7:39 a.m. – The right lane is blocked on I-90 East beyond Vrooman Rd to SR-528/Madison/Thompson, due to a crash.

7:37 a.m. – The Pro Football Hall of Fame will be closed Monday, Jan. 17.

7:35 a.m. – These pictures are just in of Cleveland police officers trying to get cars out of the snow that are stuck.

7:09 a.m. – The City of Fairview Park has issued a street parking ban for today while plowing is necessary.

7:08 a.m. – “Road conditions across the area are treacherous.” – NWS Cleveland tweet.

7:04 a.m. – “We have 1,000 plows out across the state. Roads are beginning to improve in areas where snow slacked off a couple hours ago, but it’s still tough to travel in much of Ohio where snow continues to fall.” – ODOT tweet

7:02 a.m. – Meteorologist Scott Sabol says the snow should end for many people around 10 a.m. with lake effect snow tonight.

6:53 a.m. – All rail line services have been suspended until further notice due to the severe weather conditions. – Greater Cleveland RTA

6:46 a.m. – Due to inclement weather, Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio will close all retail locations and attended donation centers Monday.  

6:45 a.m. – Ramp I-480 West to I-77 South CLOSED because of a crash.

6:32 a.m. – Wayne Co. is a level 2 snow emergency.

6:32 a.m. – There is a water main break on North Harmony at Friendship Street. That intersection will be closed, according to Medina police.

6:31 a.m. Multiple delays and cancellations in and out of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Check for updates here.

6:29 a.m. – Concord Hambden Rd. is shut down between Winchell Rd. and Radcliffe Rd. in Concord Township.

6:26 a.m. – Medina Co. is a level 2 snow emergency.

6:21 a.m. – Holmes County is a level 1 snow emergency.

6:19 a.m. – Very few outages so far with this winter storm. Just over 200 outages reported from FirstEnergy. Check for updates here.

6:15 a.m. – Summit Co. is a level 2 snow emergency.

6:13 a.m. – Ashland Co. is a level 2 snow emergency.

6:05 a.m. – Ramp I-90 East to I-71 South CLOSED because of a crash.

6:05 a.m. – Ramp I-480 West to I-77 South CLOSED because of a crash.

6:04 a.m. – The left lane is closed on I-76 East at SR-8 North, due to snow/ice.

5:55 a.m. – School is closed, but if you’re relying on daycare, many of them are closing too. Check the list here.

5:40 a.m. – “Travel is strongly discouraged.” – ODOT tweet.

5:38 a.m. – “The wet, heavy snow that was falling last night has transitioned to a light, fluffy snow this AM. Winds have drastically increased this morning, with gusts as high as 25-35 mph through the day today. This will create additional hazards in the form of blowing snow and drifting.” – NWS tweet.

5:22 a.m. – Ramp I-480 West to I-77 South CLOSED because of a crash.

5:21 a.m. – The left lane is closed on I-76 East at SR-8 North, due to snow/ice.

5:20 a.m. – Speed limits have been reduced on I-90 in Lake County due to winter weather.

4:58 a.m. – I 71 S/SR 176 S/I 90 EB ramp coming into downtown Cleveland is closed due to weather until further notice.