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Wild weather hits Cleveland during NBA All-Star weekend

All-Star Weekend
Posted at 2:39 PM, Feb 15, 2022

CLEVELAND — A lot of eyes will be on the city of Cleveland as we once again get pushed into the national spotlight with the exciting NBA All-Star weekend festivities set for this weekend.

Here's a look at some of the problematic weather across Northeast Ohio.

Flooding
Flooding is still expected in parts of our viewing area Saturday for some rivers, and high winds could cause some power outages, according to the National Weather Service.

Wind Advisories
Wind Advisories will be in effect until 1 p.m. Saturday for Cuyahoga, Ashtabula, Lake and Lorain counties, according to the NWS.

West winds at speeds of 20 to 30 mph could gust up to 50 mph, which could blow around unsecured objects, down tree limbs and cause power outages, according to the NWS. Residents in these counties are advised to secure outside objects and use caution when driving, especially high-profile vehicles.

Flood Warnings
The following areas are under a Flood Warning:

  • Black River in Elyria — Lorain County
  • Killbuck Creek in Killbuck — Holmes County
  • Tuscarawas River in Massillon — Stark County
  • Trumbull County
  • Tuscarawas County

Snow Emergency
Summit County - The sheriff's office has issued a Level One Snow Emergency. Roads are hazardous. Drive with caution.

Power Outages
Multiple power outages have been reported across the Cleveland area. Cuyahoga County has more than 2,200 customers without power, according to FirstEnergy.

Earlier in the day, Cleveland Public Power reported an outage at the West Side Market. Power has since been restored.

Road Closures
Lake County — North Ridge Road between Blackmore and Perry Park roads is closed due to a broken utility pole, according to the sheriff's office.

Trumbull County — According to ODOT, State Route 87 between State Route 534 and State Route 45 is closed. "When we say turn around, don't drown, we mean it! It's very difficult to judge the depth of the water and how strong the current is. Please find an alternative route if you come across a closed road due to high water," ODOT said.

Ashtabula County — Plank Road in Windsor is closed due to flooding and ice on the roadway. Authorities in Windsor said they have already cited individuals for drying past the road closed signs. "Had two more vehicles cited for driving around road closed signs on Plank road again last night. We were called because someone going down South Windsor noticed 4 way flashers down on plank. We will always respond to make sure all parties are safe but, you will still be cited if the roads closed so, pass the word along," the Windsor Fire Department said.

FORECAST: Another Arctic Blast Saturday

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