Wind advisories, flood warnings in effect for parts of Northeast Ohio

Multiple power outages reported
Posted at 5:58 AM, Feb 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-19 12:31:21-05

Flooding is still expected in parts of our viewing area Saturday for some rivers, and high winds could cause some power outages, according to the National Weather Service.

Wind Advisories
Wind Advisories will be in effect until 1 p.m. Saturday for Cuyahoga, Ashtabula, Lake and Lorain counties, according to the NWS.

West winds at speeds of 20 to 30 mph could gust up to 50 mph, which could blow around unsecured objects, down tree limbs and cause power outages, according to the NWS. Residents in these counties are advised to secure outside objects and use caution when driving, especially high-profile vehicles.

Flood Warnings
The following areas are under a Flood Warning:

  • Black River in Elyria — Lorain County
  • Killbuck Creek in Killbuck — Holmes County
  • Tuscarawas River in Massillon — Stark County
  • Trumbull County
  • Tuscarawas County

Snow Emergency
Summit County - The sheriff's office has issued a Level One Snow Emergency. Roads are hazardous. Drive with caution.

Power Outages
Multiple power outages have been reported across the Cleveland area. Cuyahoga County has more than 2,200 customers without power, according to FirstEnergy.

Earlier in the day, Cleveland Public Power reported an outage at the West Side Market. Power has since been restored.

Road Closures
Lake County — North Ridge Road between Blackmore and Perry Park roads is closed due to a broken utility pole, according to the sheriff's office.

Trumbull County — According to ODOT, State Route 87 between State Route 534 and State Route 45 is closed. "When we say turn around, don't drown, we mean it! It's very difficult to judge the depth of the water and how strong the current is. Please find an alternative route if you come across a closed road due to high water," ODOT said.

FORECAST: Another Arctic Blast Saturday

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