What your Tuesday commute looks like: Lake effect snow causing slick spots in some areas

Posted at 6:19 AM, Nov 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-12 08:44:21-05

CLEVELAND — Lake enhanced snow this morning will cause some slick spots for the morning commute.

Jon Rudder is in Storm Tracker checking road conditions as lake effect snow impacts visibility.

Drivers should use caution on untreated surfaces and should allow plenty of time to get to from Point A to Point B. A solid 2 to 4 inches will make spots slick.

How to drive in the snow

The general area-wide snow will transition to Lake Effect Snow Squalls by sunrise Tuesday.

Prepping your car for your drive:

If you park outside, you'll need some extra time as there is a layer of ice under the snow.

Leave extra time to scrape snow

The roads

As of 6 a.m., ODOT says there 1,011 crews out plowing and treating roadways across Ohio. As a reminder, give them extra room to work.

ODOT says crews in Lake and Geauga counties are reporting the roads are running good this morning. As lake effect bands persist, road conditions will vary.

Lake effect snow is affecting visibility on the highway. News 5 photographer Mike Harris tweeted out a photo of driving on I-90 eastbound.

With more cars hitting the roads, there are several crashes that are being reported.

News 5's Storm Tracker is reporting traffic is restricted to one lane on I-77 southbound near Wallings because of a crash. One car spun out, causing two lanes to be blocked.

Bath Township police are reporting several crashes on I-77 northbound and I -77 southbound.