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Intense snow squall will cause sloppy road conditions for the morning commute

Posted at 6:37 AM, Dec 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-18 11:50:53-05

CLEVELAND — An intense snow squall will affect parts of Northeast Ohio as lake effect snow will likely be causing issues for drivers during the morning commute.

The snow squall will affect the following counties: Trumbull, Portage, Geauga, Cuyahoga, northern Medina, southwestern Lake, northern Summit, Lorain and southwest Ashtabula counties until 7:15 a.m., according to the National Weather Service of Cleveland.

Blizzard on East 9th Street in Cleveland

As of 6 a.m., radar indicated the heavy snow band has settled south off the lake.

The damage may have already been done though. Visibility is rapidly dropping to less than a quarter of a mile or lower with near whiteout conditions.

Snow came down near the Browns stadium.

Snow near Browns stadium

Cities impacted by the snow squalls include:

  • Cleveland
  • Akron
  • Lorain
  • Elyria
  • Warren
  • Medina
  • Willowick
  • Ravenna
  • Vermilion
  • Chardon
  • Parma
  • Lakewood
  • Cuyahoga Falls
  • Euclid
  • Cleveland Heights
  • Strongsville
  • Brunswick
  • Westlake
  • North Royalton
  • North Ridgeville


Drivers will have reduced visibly on I-480 and I-271 in Cuyahoga County. Conditions on I-90 east of Cleveland are much different as snow pushes east.

Give yourself plenty of time to reach your destinations this morning as ice and snow are expected on the roadways.

Rapid changes in visibility and potentially slick roads are likely to lead to accidents.

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