CLEVLEAND — After the city of Cleveland announced that the Proclamation of Civil Emergency and curfew enacted in the downtown and the central business area of the city has been extended until June 2, law enforcement and the Ohio National Guard placed barriers blocking traffic into the city overnight.
AirTracker 5 monitored the Monday morning commute. Watch it live in the Facebook video below:
Traffic is pretty hectic everywhere this morning. This is W. 20th and Lorain where eastbound traffic on the Lorain Carnegie bridge is closed due to the city’s curfew. To get into downtown you must have proper ID. Some say they work in the city but are unable to get through. If you can, stay home.
It’s getting pretty busy here at the intersection of W. 20th and Lorain. To get into downtown you must have proper ID. Some say they work in the city but are unable to get through. If you can, stay home! pic.twitter.com/cWlSGT1Bey— Meg Shaw (@MegDShaw) June 1, 2020
Traffic is pretty hectic everywhere this morning. This is W. 20th and Lorain where eastbound traffic on the Lorain Carnegie bridge is closed due to the city’s curfew. We’re staying on live on Channel 5 to give you the latest updates. pic.twitter.com/b1BagY9bDM— Meg Shaw (@MegDShaw) June 1, 2020
The Ohio Department of Transportation said per the City of Cleveland, the following ramps are closed:
- I-90 westbound between East 55th Street to West 14th Street
- I-90 westbound between West 25th Street and Lakeside Avenue.
Authorities are asking drivers to respect the barricades.
Officers of the Cleveland Police Department directed traffic at East 30th Street and Chester.
CPD directing traffic at E.30th and Chester. Traffic WB on Chester into downtown closed. I did see an officer let someone through when they showed him an I.D. @WEWS @JonRudder pic.twitter.com/9YIO4qs757— Dave Kraska (@DaveKraska) June 1, 2020
A three-car crash on I-77 northbound near the Woodland Avenue exit is also adding to the traffic backup.
There are several highway exit ramps that are closed Monday morning, restricting access to downtown, but drivers were caught ignoring the signs at the Chester Avenue exit on I-90 eastbound.
There are several exit ramps that are closed this morning restricting access to downtown. Here’s the exit at Chester from 90 EB. People are blowing through the Road Closed signs. #GMCle pic.twitter.com/ogNJ4HXEJG— Jon Rudder (@JonRudder) June 1, 2020
The I-77 northbound ramp to get onto I-90 eastbound is backed up to East 30th Street.
Overnight concrete barriers were placed on West 25th Street to block traffic between Detroit Road and Lorain Avenue. Law enforcement also placed barriers to close off the Detroit Superior Bridge.
Overnight concrete barriers were placed on West 25th to block traffic between Detroit and Lorain. They also placed barriers to close off the Detroit Superior Bridge. The National Guard is stationed at W25/Detroit and W25/Lorain. pic.twitter.com/5q9xJMsz43— Mike Vielhaber (@MVielhaber) June 1, 2020
The National Guard is stationed at West 25th Street and Detroit and West 25th Street and Lorain Avenue.
News 5 photojournalist Mike Vielhaber drove through Cleveland to show the various exit ramps around downtown that were closed to traffic.
Here's a look at the highway exit ramps around downtown. I-77 north ramps to E22, E14 & E9 closed— Mike Vielhaber (@MVielhaber) June 1, 2020
I-90 east ramps from Ontario to Lakeside closed
I-90 west ramps from Superior to W14 closed pic.twitter.com/wI5u2joNL4