Thursday commute: Expect slick conditions on untreated roads and sidewalks

Posted at 6:30 AM, Feb 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-06 06:34:49-05

CLEVELAND — A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for much of Northeast Ohio until 10 a.m. Thursday. A coating of ice is likely for many untreated roads and sidewalks by Thursday's morning commute.


The Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 6 p.m. Wednesday evening to 10 a.m. Thursday.

The following counties are under the advisory:

  • Lorain
  • Cuyahoga
  • Lake
  • Geauga
  • Ashtabula
  • Northern Erie


  • Ice accumulation between 1/10th and 2/10ths of an inch
  • Slick roads likely Thursday morning
  • Back to snow Thursday night through Friday
  • Dry and cold for Saturday


By mid morning on Thursday, precipitation is expected to change to rain with temperatures warming slightly above freezing.

Anything untreated such as sidewalks and parking lots will be slippery. Be sure to scrape off any excess ice from your car before heading out on the road.

Below is a video that shows the amount of ice you can expect on your car Thursday morning.

Clean the ice off your car before heading outside


The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority said due to icy conditions, there will be a 15-20 minute delay on the red line.

There's a crash on I-90 westbound after I-77 that blocking the left lane. Find more info on your morning commute with the News 5 traffic map here.


As of 6:30 a.m. there are over 40 school closings and delays. Find the full list here.

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