Newburgh Heights Police Officer injured after one of several Sunday morning accidents

Newburgh Heights Police Officer injured after one of several Sunday morning accidents
A Newburgh Heights Police Officer is being treated for minor injuries after flipping his cruiser while pursuing a suspect.

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -A snowy mess this morning caused accidents all over the Cleveland area.

Snow fell steadily through the night and near freezing temperatures made for a slick drive.

A Newburgh Heights police officer suffered non-life threatening injuries after flipping his car over on Independence Road in Cleveland. According to police, the officer was pursuing a suspect when he lost control of his car.

Another accident backed up traffic along I-90 and served as a reminder of how important it is to give snow plow trucks their space. A car appeared to have rear-ended a snow plow truck.

Newburgh Heights Police Officer injured after one of several Sunday morning accidents

The snow didn't accumulate to too much in most places - but was enough to pull out the shovel.

"I didn't expect this, but here we are," said Anthony Goss of Cleveland.

The sidewalks were clear enough to ride a bicycle.

The bright side of all of all of this, according to our meteorologists, is that snow should be gone in time for the Indians’ home opener.

Tim Queen and his family came all the way from Toledo to see Progressive Field.

“We are a day away from April, it looks like it’s about December. It’s good football weather, but I don’t think it’s good baseball weather," said Queen with a smile.

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