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Widespread snow is here, continuing through Monday afternoon

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Posted at 7:09 AM, Jan 24, 2022

CLEVELAND — Widespread snow is continuing through the afternoon, dumping 1 to 3 inches in most areas Monday. Today's clipper is followed by more cold. Winter cold is here and staying here all week long. The region is dipping back into the single digits at night and only teens during the day.

What to expect Monday afternoon
Power of 5 meteorologist Trent Magill gives an update on the timing of today's widespread snow. Watch it live in the media player below:

Widespread snow continues into the afternoon

Widespread snow is continuing from West to East. The heavier snow will make the evening commute difficult. The Primary Snowbelt may get in on some heavier snow this evening and overnight with lake effect.

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Light snow may cause slick roads during the evening commute for Ashland, Ashtabula Lakeshore, Crawford, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Hancock, Holmes, Huron, Knox, Lake, Lorain, Lucas, Mahoning, Marion, Medina, Summit and Portage counties.

Another 2 - 4 inches through Tuesday where those snow bands set up.

Snow Advisories
The Huron County Sheriff’s Officehas issued a Level 2 Snow Advisory due to snow-covered roads. The sheriff’s office said drifting is increasing and the roads are becoming increasingly slippery.

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Level 2 Snow Advisorydue to a build-up of ice under the snow.

The Summit County Sheriff's Office has issued a Level 1 Snow Emergency due to blowing and drifting snow.

Snow Emergency classifications, according to the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness:

LEVEL 1: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.

LEVEL 2: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be very icy. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roads. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work. Motorists should use extreme caution.

LEVEL 3: All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be driving during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel or a personal emergency exists. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roads may subject themselves to arrest.

Parking bans
Several cities including Parma, Cleveland and Wadsworth have issued parking bans until further notice. Click here for the full list.

Cleveland has extended its parking ban until 8 a.m. Tuesday. Ravenna has extended its parking ban from 9 p.m. Monday until 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Warming center
The Salvation Army located at 420 Market Avenue South in Canton is extending its warming center hours throughout the week.

From Tuesday, Jan. 25 through Friday, Jan. 28, the shelter will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a light breakfast served between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. and a lunch served between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

The next clipper
Another clipper will bring more snow Thursday into Friday.

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