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UPDATES: Lake Effect snow creating hazardous road conditions

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Posted at 1:32 PM, Jan 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-07 16:21:48-05

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.

View our traffic map to see the latest weather conditions in our area

In Pepper Pike, the right express lane of I-271 northbound was blocked due to a crash near Shaker Boulevard.

https://twitter.com/pepperpikepd/status/1479497411747799044

In Chardon, the fire department showed a picture at a scene of a crash where a car traveled into a snowbank

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.

RELATED: Lake Effect snow continues dumping several inches in snowbelt; road conditions slippery along I-90

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