Winter Hits NE Ohio With A One-Two Punch

(Cleveland) - Winter has arrived in Northeast Ohio with a vengeance. A system of snow coming in from the west is being replaced by lake effect snow. Greater Cleveland, and all the counties along Lake Erie from Sandusky to Ashtabula, including the Cleveland and Akron areas, are under a Winter Storm Warning until 10 a.m. Wednesday. Most of the rest of Ohio, including Canton, Mansfield, Youngstown, Toledo, and Columbus, are under a Winter Weather Advisory.

The snow is wet and heavy, and has brought down numerous power lines. FirstEnergy had about 54,000 customers who were out on Tuesday morning. The outages are scattered, and FirstEnergy isn't giving estimated restoration times, due to the weather. Remember, when the power goes out, you can still hear WTAM on your smartphone using the iHeartRadio app.

ODOT says a day like this makes it hard to clear roads, given that the snow continues after it's been plowed. Pre-treating of roads with salt and brine was not possible due to all the rain before the system changed to snow.

(Photo by Tom Moore, WTAM)

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