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The latest weather updates: Widespread rain causing flooding, power outages for NE Ohio

Posted at 11:13 AM, Sep 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-07 17:43:02-04

CLEVELAND — Widespread rain across Northeast Ohio is causing flooding and power outages across the region on Monday. So far today, the National Weather Service has reported as much as 3 inches has fallen in some areas.

So far today, between 2 to 4 inches of rainfall has fallen across Cuyahoga, Lorain and Geauga counties.

5:39 PM
Parts of Cleveland’s east side, in particular the area near the Cultural Gardens and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, was hit especially hard, as the area near Superior Ave. became submerged under more than two feet of water in some places. More here.

4:33 PM
The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Warning for Richland and Ashland counties. More here.

3:27 PM
Local restaurants that were hoping a busy Labor Day could help a coronavirus-slowed 2020 were disappointed after flooding rained them out. Read more here.

3:10 PM
The video taken by a Cleveland Heights police officer shows extreme flooding on North Park and Coventry.

2:50 PM
SHAKER LAKES—Due to the ongoing storm and the significant rainfall, Shaker lakes and dams are reaching capacity. Residents are asked to avoid the area. Highly impacted areas have been closed off and will remain so until further notice, according to the City of Shaker Heights.

2:46 PM
State Route 8 southbound will be closed at Seasons Rd in Hudson/Stow until further notice. This is due to flooding in the roadway. ODOT and Kenmore Construction are working on the drains, according to the Stow Police Department.

2:30 PM
Due to the current unsafe high water conditions on the roadway, Rt. 8 northbound is closed from Perkins St to E. Tallmadge Avenue. Vehicles are still able to exit at Perkins St northbound, according to Akron police. There have been traffic accidents and delays due to the high water conditions. Akron police are asking motorists to use extreme caution while traveling on Rt. 8 northbound until the weather conditions improve.

Please reduce speed and maintain safe distances.

2:10 PM
The NWS has extended Flash Flood Warning until 5:45 p.m. Lorain, Medina, Summit, and Portage counties. Cuyahoga County is under a Flash Flood Warning until 6 p.m.

1:15 PM
Village of Valley View workers closing Canal Road near Old Granger and Warner to keep cars out of very flooded streets.

1:00 PM
Scene of West 150th street flooded, which is closed between I-71 and the train bridge to the north.

12:50 PM
A flood advisory has been extended for Huron, Summit, Stark and Erie counties until 3:45 p.m.

12:50 PM
The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is closed for the remainder of the day.

12:45 PM

12:35 PM
Power of 5 meteorologist Bryan Shaw gives the latest update on rain and storms today. Watch it live below.

12:05 PM
An advisory has been issued for Edgewater Beach after raw sewage overflowed into Lake Erie. More here.

Four lanes of I-90 in Lakewood are closed due to high water.


11:50 AM
Flash flood warning has been extended until 2 p.m. for most of NE Ohio.

11:40 AM

Several cars are stranded after heavy rain turns MLK Boulevard into a river.

11:30 AM
Martin Luther King Boulevard has turned into river.

11:25 AM
Cleveland Heights—The intersection of Coventry and North Park is completely flooded and will be blocked off until further notice. An officer was able to get the woman out of her car to safety but her car cannot be towed until the water recedes, according to Cleveland Heights police.

11:17 AM
The right two lanes of I-480 eastbound at State Route 17 are closed due to flooding, according to the NWS.

11:15 AM
A Flash Flood Warning has been issued until noon Monday for Erie, Huron, Lorain, Cuyahoga, Gauge, Medina, Portage, Summit and Sandusky counties.

11:05 AM
Firefighters from the Cleveland Fire Department extinguished a downed wire that caught fire on West 70th Street just north of Detroit Avenue.

FirstEnergy reported over 5,000 customers are without power due to heavy rain and high winds. Read more here.

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