CLEVELAND (WJW) — Drivers were warned to be careful on the roads Friday morning as arctic cold temperatures settled over Northeast Ohio.
A crash had the two right lanes blocked on I-271/I-480 beyond Forbes Road/Broadway Avenue in Bedford just before 10 a.m. Traffic was backed up to Solon Road. Lanes were reopened as of 10:30 a.m. and traffic was moving along.
Lanes were closed just before 8 a.m. on I-271 South Express beyond Cedar Road/Brainard Road because of a crash. Lanes reopened, but there were delays.
The Ohio Department of Transportation said it had 300 crews on roads, including on I-90 in Cleveland, patrolling and treating for icy conditions.
“Pavement temperatures across the state are below freezing, so be extra alert on bridges and ramps and give us room to work,” a Friday morning ODOT tweet said.
Large waves from Lake Erie were crashing onto I-90 causing dangerous, icy road conditions.
A semi jackknifed on I-90 West near the E. 55th exit ramp at around 3 a.m. Friday morning. The ramp was closed until around 6 a.m. but has since reopened.
There were no reports of injuries.
Officials said it was best to avoid the area.