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Heavy bands of snow falling in Lake, Ashtabula counties

Special Weather Statement in effect until 9:30 p.m.
Posted at 6:27 PM, Dec 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-10 21:03:16-05

LAKE COUNTY, Ohio — Counties on Cleveland's east side will be getting hit with heavy snowfall Tuesday night.

Weather alerts

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory and a Special Weather Statement for Ashtabula and Lake counties.

The Special Weather Statement is in place until 9:30 p.m. An intense band of heavy snow is expected from Willowick to near Ashtabula.

Up to two inches of quick snow accumulation is possible. The NWS warns that visibility may rapidly drop to less than a quarter of a mile in some areas.

In addition, a Winter Weather Advisory is in place in these areas until 7 a.m. on Wednesday. Residents should prepare for 4-6 inches of snow.

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Speed limit

The Ohio Department of Transportation has reduced the speed limit to 50 mph in Lake County due to the snowfall.

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Parking bans

Painesville has issued an emergency snow ban and more cities are likely to join them. To read the list of active snow parking bans, click here.

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