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Winter Storm Day 2: Snowfall, strong winds create near-blizzard conditions

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Posted at 5:00 AM, Feb 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-03 23:28:17-05

CLEVELAND — The second day of the winter storm has arrived on Thursday. This is a long-duration event with impacts continuing to be felt through Friday. Rain slowly transitioned to snow Thursday morning — covering roads with a slippery coating of ice and snow. And more snow.

News 5 anchor DaLaun Dillard provides an update on snow conditions in the player below:

The snow should end from northwest to southeast beginning Thursday evening into the early hours of Friday morning.

Snow Emergency Levels
Several Northeast Ohio counties have issued various Snow Emergency levels Thursday. See the full list here.

Roads are snow joke right now
"If you don't have to be out traveling then stay home," OSHP officials say, and for good reason. So far during this storm, troopers have responded to more than 400 crashes and have assisted more than 600 motorists across the state. Read more here.

Our StormTrackers were out on the roads Thursday evening and caught several spin-outs and crashes on our highways:

Warming Centers
See a list of warming centers that are open around our area and where they are located here.


See some of the major school districts, universities, businesses, museums and organizations closed due to the weather here.

See the full list of schools closed in our school closings list here.

RELATED: Storm forces Akron Canton Regional Foodbank to reschedule monthly distribution

Cleveland Hopkins cancels flights
Many flights are canceled at Cleveland Hopkins as snow arrives in Northeast Ohio. Click here for your flight information.

Cleveland Hopkins

RELATED: Almost all flights into and out of Cleveland airport canceled Thursday with heavy snowfall expected

Snowplow Tracker
The City of Cleveland now has an online snowplow tracker map, allowing you to view the progress of the city's plows in real-time.

Click here to learn more about it and see the map.

Must-see photos
See a gallery of Northeast Ohio making the most of the winter storm here.

Original stories from the snow
Snow totals and wind speeds you can get anywhere - here are the fun and fascinating stories from this snow storm that you won't see elsewhere:

All dressed up with snow-where to go: Northeast Ohio seems to have a new trend for winter chores

Go behind the wheel with Yvette, a City of Cleveland snowplow driver for the last 24 years

Through snow and sleet, Old Brooklyn man keeps walking in order to keep living

Other impacts
The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for an ice jam of local rivers in Erie and Lorain counties. Gauge reports indicated an ice jam. Minor flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly near the advisory area. Between a half-inch to 1 inch of rain hall fallen.


Erie County deals with blowing, drifting snow, flooding concerns

Flood Advisory for ice jams issued for Erie and Lorain counties

The City of Eastlake was experiencing multiple water main breaks Thursday morning, causing water to be shut off for some residents there.

RELATED: Multiple water main breaks reported in Eastlake; some residents without water

How to stay informed
Remember to keep checking back with News 5 for the latest updates on the forecast, including additional watches and warnings. Our meteorologists will bring continuous coverage during Good Morning Cleveland, News 5 at Noon, News 5 at 4, News 5 at 5, News 5 at 6, and News 5 at 11 all week long. Severe weather alerts, including updates on road closures, power outages and school closings, are available on the News 5 app.

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