Snowfall makes for a white Christmas but wreaks havoc on the roads for drivers in Northeast Ohio

Published: Dec. 24, 2020 at 11:15 PM EST
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The rain and snow mix that has blanketed city streets and the interstates made for some treacherous driving.

There were a lot of accidents as some drivers failed to adjust to the changing road conditions.

An ambulance rushes a woman to Fairview Hospital in stable condition after a three-car crash on State Route 176 at a Steel Yards Commons Exit.

Sources told 19 News EMS workers and police are slammed, running from one accident to another.

As the temperatures dropped, freezing rain and snow coating the streets made for treacherous traveling on the roadways.

Plus, more of the white stuff is coming to guarantee a white Christmas.

Bill Miller of Garfield Heights says he could live without it.

“Little over done the second system that came through this month were pretty serious and drastic,” Miller said.

Miller’s twin brother tells 19 News the snow is great for Christmas but her prefers the sunshine and 70 degrees, “I prefer 75 and sunny like I said. I go to Vegas in August when it’s nice and hot. So for people who want the snow, I’m glad for them. But come Saturday when Christmas is over it can go back to 80 degrees.”

At one point the snow was so heavy there was a whiteout on I-90 as well as I-77.

Motorists on the interstates slowed down to practically a crawl, only driving 20 miles per hour on the interstate.

We spotted plenty of salt trucks working to make the roads safe on I-480, but it seems when it comes to the snow this isn’t the end of the road.

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