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Many government offices, organizations, businesses close due to arctic blast

Posted at 4:52 PM, Jan 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-30 09:28:20-05

The following organizations and government offices and major businesses have announced they will be closed due to the arctic blast heading our way. NOTE: This list may not be comprehensive - we recommend you check the website and social media channels of an organization before you head out Wednesday and Thursday.

Government Offices

-Cuyahoga County offices will be staffed by essential personnel only on Wednesday. The county will reschedule with clients who have an appointment Wednesday with any of the health and Human Services divisions, including Senior & Adult Services, Children & Family Services, Job and Family Services, and the Office of Child Support Services. Staff will contact clients throughout the day to reschedule.

Cuyahoga County Board of Revision hearings scheduled for tomorrow will be heard. The building will be open for those previously scheduled hearings.

The Cuyahoga Prosecutor’s Office will be staffed by essential personnel only.

-The Stow Municipal Court announced they will be closed Wednesday and Thursday due to frigid temperatures. Read more here.

-Akron Municipal Court will implement a two-day closure, according to a news release.

The release also states:

Morning video arraignments will be held Wednesday, January 30, 2019 as previously scheduled. Regular hours are set to resume Friday, February 1, 2019.

Those scheduled for appearances/hearings Wednesday, January 30, 2019 or Thursday, January 31, 2019 should report to the Akron Municipal Court on either Friday, February 1, 2019 or Monday,February 4, 2019 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

The Clerk of Courts Office's Civil Division will be closed both days but the Criminal/Traffic Division will remain open.

At the present time, phone lines, internet access and email access are unavailable in the Akron Municipal Court's courtrooms. Those with questions should call the Clerk of Courts Office at (330)375-2120 and select Prompt I to speak with a Clerk of Courts Office staff member.


-Cleveland Habitat for Humanity announced they will be closed Wednesday and Thursday due to inclement weather. This also includes their administrative offices, construction sites and their ReStore locations in Cleveland and North Randall.

-The Summit County Metroparks announced they will close on Wednesday and Thursday because of extreme temperatures.

Large Businesses

-According to US Bank, a number of locations will be closed Wednesday due to the dangerous conditions throughout the region. Customers looking for location-specific information are encouraged to contact customer service at 1 (800) 872-2657 (1-800-USBANKS) before venturing out.