Traffic Report: Snow triples commute time for most drivers

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CLEVELAND --  A brutal Friday commute for just about everyone out on the roads today.  Here's the latest from Pat Butler and WTAM Total Traffic.

Still seeing backups on 90 E from Clague to Downtown.

71 N is bumper to bumper from 480 to Downtown.

480 E jammed from 71 to Broadway.

271 N stop n go from Rt. 303 to the 480 W ramp.

In general, commute times are still 3-4 times longer than usual.

Weather Advisory: Lake effect snow warning in effect until Saturday morning.

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Heavy snow, slow traffic.

Middleburg Heights: Left 2 lanes northbound blocked at Bagley.

Northbound traffic stop-and-go starting at Rte. 82.


No incidents reported

• Medina County: Eastbound down to ONE LANE from S.R. 57 to Medina/Summit county line through Sept. 2013


Heavy snow, very slow moving traffic

Stop and go traffic from Pleasant Valley Rd. to I-90

All but center lane blocked southbound before Fleet Ave.

I-80 (Ohio Turnpike)

No incidents reported


Channel 3 News crews in the area report an accident in the area of I-271 and I-90

Accident reported on east shoreway inbound at Martin Luther King Jr Dr

Stop and go eastbound from Columbia Road to Innerbelt North Ramp

Three-car accident eastbound at W. 25th St.

• Ashtabula County: Various LANE RESTRICTIONS eastbound and westbound east of S.R. 84 (Conneaut River bridge) to PA state line until Oct. 2013
• Lorain County: Down to TWO LANES EB & WB, east of S.R. 57 through Nov. 2013
• Avon/Westlake: Down to TWO LANES EB, from S.R. 83 to Crocker/Bassett roads


Ramp to I-480 CLOSED

Heavy snowfall at the U.S. 422/I-480 interchange.


Heavy snowfall. Slow moving traffic.

Independence: I-480 eastbound ramp to I-77 south is CLOSED

Stop and go traffic eastbound from I-71 to Warrensville Center Rd.

S.R. 2

No incidents reported

S.R. 176 (Jennings Freeway)

No incidents reported

U.S. 422

Multiple disabled vehicles pulled over in the Solon area due to whiteout conditions.

Downtown Cleveland

No incidents reported

• EASTBOUND TRAFFIC ONLY on Cedar Ave. from E. 89th St. to MLK Jr. Dr.; westbound traffic detours to Carnegie Ave. until June 2014
• E. 21st St. on ramp to I-77 SB CLOSED until both Innerbelt Bridges are completed (approx. 2016)
• Ontario St. on ramp to Innerbelt south/west CLOSED until late July 2013
• Abbey Ave. exit from Innerbelt south/west CLOSED until late 2013

Akron Central Interchange

No incidents reported

Cuyahoga County Notes

Bedford: Broadway CLOSED from Taylor, down to the hill at Union

Parma: A house fire reported on Snow Rd between State and W. 54th streets will affect traffic in the area.

Westlake: Water main break at Dover Center Rd and Hilliard Blvd.

Geauga County Notes

Overturned vehicle on Mayfield Rd west of OH-528/Madison Rd

Other Construction Notes

• Macedonia: Highland Rd. EB/WB CLOSED west of Roll And Hold Pkwy. for work on railroad tracks though mid-Oct. 2013
• Avon: Nagle Rd. CLOSED NB/SB on I-90 overpass for new interchange construction through Sept. 2013
• Mentor: Heisley Rd. (S.R. 44) CLOSED over S.R. 2 through mid-Oct. 2013; expect periodic daily LANE CLOSURES on S.R. 2 under Heisley Rd. during off-peak travel hours


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