Snowstorm: Weather forecasts, traffic, storm preparation, flying tips, driving tips for the snow

CLEVELAND - A winter storm heading toward northeast Ohio is projected to bring up to 10 inches of snow to some areas.

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SNOW BANS

Barberton: The city of Barberton issued a parking ban until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27.

Ravenna: The city of Ravenna issued a parking ban on all residential streets and the central business district from 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27 until 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29 for snow removal and cleanup.

Stow: The city of Stow issued a parking ban until 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 28 for snowplow and emergency vehicle access.


7:20 a.m. (Wednesday) We're continuing Good Morning Cleveland online - watch our weather coverage live.

7:16 a.m. (Wednesday) Traffic is moving along fine, Jackie Zabielski reports on her Live Traffic Blog.

2:31 a.m. (Wednesday) (Josh Boose) Some side streets in Canton still snow covered.

2:26 a.m. (Wednesday) (Josh Boose) So far no problems on any main roads, just a bit slushy on some side streets and less traveled spots in Akron and Canton.

2:05 a.m. (Wednesday) (Josh Boose) 77 south from Akron to Canton clear so far.

1:54 a.m. (Wednesday) (Josh Boose) Some streets in Akron are plowed but still slushy including Wolf Ledges Rd.

1:49 a.m. (Wednesday) (Josh Boose) Roads just wet on 77 south in Akron. Traffic is going the speed limit.

1:40 a.m. (Wednesday) (Josh Boose) About 2 or 3 inches of snow on the ground in Fairlawn.

1:35 a.m. (Wednesday) (Macie Jepson) Just drove into work. Geauga County roads snow covered. 77 North clear.

1:27 a.m. (Wednesday) (Josh Boose) We've seen about 10 road crews along 77 down near Richfield from Cleveland.

1:21 a.m. (Wednesday) (Josh Boose) High speed lane on 77 south is snow covered in spots near 80 exit.

12:12 a.m. (Wednesday) I (Josh Boose) just talked to the Summit County Sheriff's Department. Other than a few minor accidents and slide-offs of area roadways, there is nothing serious going on. The Stark County Sheriff says there are no reports of any problems on area roads right now.

8:40 p.m. Keep updated as school closings continue to come in


TRAFFIC ALERTS

6:00 p.m. Busy evening commute. Snowflakes flying. Heavy traffic on 271 SB between Mayfield Rd and Solon Rd. 480 WB slow to 271. Delays on 71 SB from Jennings to 480. Slow on 90 WB to W 117th St and 90 EB slow from Dead Man's Curve to Babbit Rd.

5:40 p.m. 90 EB is stop and go to Eddy Rd, 271 is very slow SB from Chagrin to Solon. 480 WB Slow to 271.

5:18 p.m. TowPlow is out on 76, plows two lanes at once! Delays righ tnow in both directions approaching Central Interchange

5:10 p.m. Crash on 90 EB clear at Eddy Rd...very slow from MLK to Eddy tho

4:57 p.m. Crash on 306 North of Mulberry Rd in Chesterland

4:45 p.m. Right lane blocked on 90 EB at Eddy Rd. 271 SB slow from Mayfield Rd to Solon Rd. Stop and go traffic on 480 as well, both directions between 77 and 271.


Check the links below for the latest information now and during the storm. You can also follow @WEWS on Twitter for the latest winter weather updates and use the hashtag #OHSnow to join the storm discussion.

If you are out in the snow and have pictures to share, send them to 5pix@wews.com .

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