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Live Weather Blog: Lake effect snow machine causing school delays, additional accumulation by Monday night

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Posted at 8:24 AM, Jan 31, 2021

CLEVELAND — Lake effect snow machine up and running to kick off the workweek. Northeast winds coming over the lake still fueling snow. An additional 1-3" of snow possible much of the area by Monday night.

Power of 5 meteorologist Trent Magill is tracking the latest snow. Watch his live update here:

School closings and delayed

As of 6:10 a.m., 96 schools across the area are closed, mainly in Ashland, Erie, Crawford, Stark and Wayne counties. Click here for full list.

I-77 North reopens after crash

All lanes on I-77 north at Portage Street in Canton have been reopened after ODOT crews removed an overhead sign since it was damaged earlier in a crash involving a tractor-trailer Monday morning. Click here.

Winter Weather Advisory

The following counties are under a Winter Weather Advisory, effective until 10 p.m. Sunday:

  • Richland
  • Holmes
  • Wayne
  • Huron
  • Stark
  • Ashland
  • Medina
  • Erie
  • Lorain
  • Summit

Tuscarawas and Carroll counties are also under a Winter Weather Advisory, effective from 10 p.m. Saturday until 6 a.m. Tuesday. An additional three to five inches of snow is possible.

During the winter weather event, four to seven inches of snowfall is possible.

Most of the snow is expected to end my Tuesday with isolated lake effect snow possible.

Snow Emergency Level

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office has issued a Level One Snow Emergency. More here.

Parking bans

Multiple cities across Northeast Ohio have issued parking bans due to weather conditions. More here.

Road Closures

CLICK HERE for an interactive map of Northeast Ohio road closures.

Click here to view our interactive radar.

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