BLOG: Winter roundup of traffic-related closures, advisories and accidents

Posted at 10:13 AM, Dec 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-11 22:47:48-05

Intense snowfall across Northeast Ohio has wrecked highways and city streets across the region, causing delays, accidents and closures. 

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Here's our comprehensive list of all the snow-related traffic activity:

Interstate 90

Officials with the Ohio Department of Public Safety have issued a traffic warning for Interstate 90 in Lake County. The highway is open, but drivers should expect delays and give themselves extra time when traveling.

Heavy delays and severe weather are causing the delays, and officials are urging motorists to stay home and avoid traveling if possible.

Interstate 90 has been mired in accidents and delays over the past several days, most notably the 20 car pileup that closed the highway for a day.

Highway officials in Chardon completely closed the ramp from State Route 44 to I-90 Eastbound for several hours due to heavy snowfall. They say several vehicles and a semi-trailer are stuck on the ramp, blocking the entirety of the road.

Officials warned of blizzard conditions in Lake County, and warned drivers of low visibility. Travelers are urged to stay home and avoid traveling if possible.


Several counties across Northeast Ohio have issued weather warnings.

Lake effect snow warnings are issued for Geauga, Lake and Ashtabula Counties until 7 p.m. tonight. Erie County will be placed under a winter weather advisory at 10 p.m. tonight. 

Cuyahgoa County was under a lake effect snow warning until noon. 

The National Weather Service warned of rapid snowfall and limited visibility in Willowick, Mentor, Chardon and surrounding areas. 

Snow Bans

The following cities have enacted snow bans: 

Tallmadge - 6 p.m. Monday night

Mogadore - 9 a.m. Monday morning

Euclid - indefinite







Willoughby Fire Department posted a video to Facebook of firefighters battling a vehicle fully engulfed in flames. They said in the post that the vehicle overheated when the driver tried to leave the snowy lot. Firefighters had to trudge through several feet of snow to extinguish the flames.