CLEVELAND — As Lake Effect snow continues to bring moderate to heavy snowfall to portions of Northeast Ohio, motorists should use caution as local police and fire departments are reporting crashes due to slick road conditions.
Lake Effect snow will continue through Friday night with more accumulating snow.
In Pepper Pike, the right express lane of I-271 northbound was blocked due to a crash near Shaker Boulevard.
In Chardon, the fire department showed a picture at a scene of a crash where a car traveled into a snowbank
Roads are snow covered with lots of accidents. If you don’t have to go out… DON’T pic.twitter.com/mKRGEbr0Fj— Chardon Fire Dept, OH (@chardonfire) January 7, 2022
In Lake County, a multi-vehicle crash in the westbound lanes of State Route 2, west of State Route 91, closed the lanes.
Eastlake police said that a semi was traveling west in the high-speed lane of Route 2 with an empty trailer and it began to hydroplane. The driver of the semi attempted to correct but traveled across the middle and right lanes, striking the guardrail and concrete wall. The cab of the semi then became detached from the trailer, which then struck a Jeep. Both the driver of the semi and the Jeep were transported to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.
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