CLEVELAND - High winds closed schools, uprooted trees and knocked out power across northeast Ohio. Reports are pouring in to NewsChannel5 from across northeast Ohio
The City of Cleveland Department of Public Safety, Works and Utilities crews across northeast Ohio are working as much as possible to clear debris from homes and buildings, clear downed trees and power lines, and secure flooded areas in addition to responding to emergencies.
Latest reports of downed trees, wires, road closures and high water:
Parma: "York Road at Kader Drive is now closed for a fallen tree on power lines. Motorists are being asked to detour around the area of York Road between Pleasant Valley and Sprague Roads if at all possible.
We will do our best to keep you updated on this and other issues throughout the evening," Parma police said.
Lorain County: From ODOT: State Route 18, between SR 58 and SR 301 in Lorain County, is closed due to flooding. Detour for this area is SR 58 north to US 20 east to SR 301 south and reverse for westbound motorists.
Cleveland: As of 3 p.m., the left two lanes are open on I-90 westbound between Eddy Road and East 55th Street. The East 72nd Street entrance ramp to I-90 westbound will remain closed. Motorists will be able to enter and exit I-90 eastbound at Eddy Road, MLK and East 55th Street.
Valley View: A car is submerged near the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.
Fairport Harbor: Pickle Bills in the Grand River floating barge is breaking loose.
Lorain County: High water covers State Route 303 and Quarry Road in Pittsfield. A home's front yard on Merriam Road in the Wellington/Pittsfield area is under water.
North Royalton: The top of Christ Our Savior Church on State Road blew off the building.
Rocky River: Paul Kiska said their is extensive damage. Reports of tree on house. One tree fell just after 10 a.m. on a garage on Elmwood.
Bay Village: Tree across Wolf Road; Lake Rd closed at Bradley.
Avon Lake: Tree on wire.
Lakewood: Tree down at West 95th off Madison. Uprooted pine near 1596 Grace Ave.
Chippewa Lake, Medina: Roads closed, flooding and Lake is well over flood stage.
Lyndhurst: Viewer called and said that the Cherry Park apts on Acacia Park Drive in Lyndhurst have been evacuated after the roof blew off last night and there is now wind and water damage… no one hurt.
Mentor: Tree down on Stockbridge Road. Tree down on Bellflower Road. Rt. 84 closed at Forest Lane due to tree across road. Wires down and flooding in Mentor on Rt. 84 between Rt 306 and Rt 615.
Cleveland Heights: Tree took down power lines.
Eastlake: According to Eastlake Police, Chagrin River is ready to overflow at Lakeshore Blvd and Erie Road.
Wadsworth: All lanes 71 southbound are CLOSED in Medina County between I-76 & SR 83 due to an an overturned truck.
Strongsville: Total Traffic reports thattraffic lights not working. Caution on Rt 82 at US-42.
Downtown: The East 9th Street entrance ramp to Interstate 77 southbound is closed due to high water. Motorists can use Broadway Avenue to enter I-77 southbound.
Cleveland - Traffic is backed up on Cedar Hill. Motorists should expect a slow ride.
Traffic lights out at East 9th/Euclid in downtown Cleveland, police directing traffic.
Martin Luther King Drive north of Amoleside Drive is closed.
The Great Lake Science Center closed Tuesday.
Cleveland, traffic lights are out at Lorain ave and W150th, Fairwood road and Lorian ave, and Alger road and South Marginal, High water in far right lane going both ways on bridge between Valley View Dr. and Riverside Dr (bridge that goes over the metroparks/valley), Tree down cover part of the road on Berea Rd just North of Lorian Avenue.
No power at the Gordon Square Arcade.
Cleveland Zoo is closed Tuesday because of flooding.
Bratenahl: Bratenahl Police say there are several trees that have fallen on top of homes in their city.
Euclid Police reporting serious electrical lines "arching and sparking" at East 272nd and Oriel.
Cleveland Heights: North Park/Coventry closed in all directions due to high water. Lee Rd. closed between Cedar s/b to Meadowbrook.
Police report Shaker Lake overflow at Coventry and North Park causing closures.
Valley View: Canal, Murray and Fosdick roads are flooding in Valley View. Residents are moving vehicles to higher ground. Emergency access road to Heinton is open, Tracy Malkowski said.
Cleveland: Viewer Michelle Rose said a tree down in front of her house on Indiana Road. Liz Cucci said a tree is down in front of her house on West 127th Street.
Teony Avenue (Bosworth and 107th Area) Both sides of streets shutdown due to trees down. A
tree crushed a car.
Akron: Sand Run Parkway in Akron is closed between Portage Path and Sand Run Road.
Bedford: Broadway Ave (Route 14) in the Downtown Bedford between Columbus Road and E. Monroe is closed due to wires across the roadway. Semi-trucks should detour and by-pass the area by using Northfield Rd (Route 8). At this time we no ETA from