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Prepare for messy commute Friday evening as snow continues to fall

Posted: 2:40 PM, Feb 07, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-07 15:25:39-05
More snow: What it means for the evening commute

CLEVELAND — Prepare for another messy and potentially hazardous commute Friday evening.

An additional 1 to 3 inches of snow accumulation in possible through the rest of the day Friday into early Saturday, and Winter Weather Advisories are still in effect for most lakeshore counties until 4 a.m. Saturday.

Snow accumulation since early morning has been a trace to 3 inches for most creating more slippery spots on roads. Snow will gradually become less widespread through tonight.

Snow belt areas have the best chance for additional snow Friday evening and overnight.

According to the Akron branch of the Ohio Department of Transportation, the area that was hit hard by snow Friday had 45 plows dispatched Friday afternoon between Trumbull and Mahoning counties.

Drivers in Lake County should watch for lake effect snow, use caution and slow down when conditions deteriorate, ODOT says.

Due to inclement weather, the speed limit on Interstate 90 between State Route 44 and State Route 528 has been reduced.

A crash on I-271 at State Route 14 has snarled traffic. Crews are on scene, but it's not known when the lanes will be reopened.

Drivers can check for speed changes before they depart for the day by heading to OHGO.com.

DETAILED FORECAST:

Friday: Periods of snow, becoming less widespread late. Additional accumulation of 1-3" possible through tonight. Windy.| High: 30º |NW 10-20 mph Gusts to 30 mph

Saturday: Few snow showers early and again late. Cold. | High: 32º |W/NE 3-8 mph

Sunday: Scattered wintry mix developing late. | High: 37º |S 5-10 mph

Monday: Light mix changing to rain. | High: 38º |WNW 3-8 mph

Tuesday: Finally drying out but still chilly. | High: 37º |W 5-10 mph

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