March snowstorm causes multiple multi-car accidents, power outages, canceled flights and more

CLEVELAND - Northeast Ohio was slammed Wednesday with another blast of winter weather.

Residents in Brook Park, Parma Heights, North Olmsted and Lorain lost power due to pole fires starting at 8:30 a.m.  As of 10:00 p.m, 5,925 residents are still without power.  

Schools across the area closed for yet another day.  Thankfully, today the Ohio House approved changes to the calamity day bill and schools will have four extra days. 

A flagpole at E. 12th Street and Superior Avenue was toppled over by the strong winds. 

A number of flights were and still are delayed at Cleveland Hopkins Airport.  Click HERE for the full list of dealys and cancelations. 

Around 2:00 p.m. 40-50 vehicles were reported as involved in a fatal crash on the Ohio Turnpike in Sandusky County near milepost 102. Three people did not survive and one trooper in is serious condition.  Here is video from that pileup:

 

 

As of 9:50 p.m. crews are still cleaning up the area.  Traffic is being rerouted and moving slowly, however, drivers are being asked to avoid the area. 

Interstate 480 Wesbound closed between W. 130th and W. 150th Streets around 3:45 p.m. after more than 20 vehicles were involved in an accident.

As of 9:44 p.m. the left two lanes of I-480 WB at W. 150th St. are open and traffic is slowly moving. 

Drivers are advised to take it slow and be cautious of roads crews cleaning up the highways. 

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