CLEVELAND — Overnight rain transitioned into a messy mix of ice and some lake-effect snow on Monday morning, causing multiple crashes across several highways in Northeast Ohio.
News 5 photojournalist Mike Vielhaber, who has been tracking overnight news and weather for more than a decade, said he’s never seen road conditions as bad as he did overnight.
I’ve driven 30,000+ miles on the overnight shift for 11 years and I have never seen bridges iced over like I just experienced on 77 south from the Turnpike south to 21. Video shortly...— Mike Vielhaber (@MVielhaber) November 2, 2020
While driving over several bridges on I-77 southbound from the Ohio Turnpike to Route 21, he documented bridges completely covered in ice.
This is insane. The second bridge you see me start a slide right before I get to dry pavement. I was off the gas at 45. The last one is 77 south over RT 18. It looks like polished glass. Not a great effort by ODOT... pic.twitter.com/YyxSv4yBwR— Mike Vielhaber (@MVielhaber) November 2, 2020
The Ohio Department of Transportation said it had over 30 trucks throughout the Cleveland area treating the roads.
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