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CLEVELAND – High winds closed schools, uprooted trees and knocked out power across northeast Ohio.

As viewers awake Tuesday, they are realizing the scope of the damage and what’s happening in their communities .

The City of Cleveland Department of Public Safety said that roads in Cleveland are dangerous.

Public Safety, Works and Utilities crews across northeast Ohio are working as much as possible to clear debris from homes and buildings, clear downed trees and power lines, and secure flooded areas in addition to responding to emergencies.

The City of Cleveland is encouraging businesses or organizations to allow employees to work from home or to limit employee travel as much as possible.

There are several road closures and reports of high water:

Eastlake: According to Eastlake Police, Chagrin River is ready to overflow at Lakeshore Blvd and Erie Road.

Wadsworth: All lanes 71 southbound are CLOSED in Medina County between I-76 & SR 83 due to an an overturned truck.

Strongsville: Total Traffic reports that Strongsville traffic lights not working. Caution on Rt 82 at US-42.

Downtown: The East 9th Street entrance ramp to Interstate 77 southbound is closed due to high water. Motorists can use Broadway Avenue to enter I-77 southbound.

Cleveland – All lanes are now closed on I-90 Eastbound at East 55th Street have reopened at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

All lanes are closed on I-90 westbound at East 72nd Street due to high water coming onto the Interstate from the lake. The I-90 westbound detour remains Eddy Road to St Clair to East 55th Street to I-90 westbound.

Traffic is backed up on Cedar Hill. Motorists should expect a slow ride.

Traffic lights out at East 9th/Euclid in downtown Cleveland, police directing traffic.

Martin Luther King Drive north of Amoleside Drive is closed.

The Great Lake Science Center closed Tuesday.

Cleveland, traffic lights are out at Lorain ave and W150th, Fairwood road and Lorian ave, and Alger road and South Marginal, High water in far right lane going both ways on bridge between Valley View Dr. and Riverside Dr (bridge that goes over the metroparks/valley), Tree down cover part of the road on Berea Rd just North of Lorian Avenue.

No power at the Gordon Square Arcade.

Bratenahl: Bratenahl Police say there are several trees that have fallen on top of homes in their city.

Euclid Police reporting serious electrical lines “arching and sparking”  at East 272nd and Oriel.

Cleveland Heights: North Park/Coventry closed in all directions due to high water. Lee Rd. closed between Cedar s/b to Meadowbrook.

Police report Shaker Lake overflow at Coventry and North Park causing closures.

Valley View: Canal, Murray and Fosdick roads are flooding in Valley View. Residents are moving vehicles to higher ground. Emergency access road to Heinton is open, Tracy Malkowski said.

Cleveland: Viewer Michelle Rose said a tree down in front of her house on Indiana Road. Liz Cucci said a tree is down in front of her house on West 127th Street.

Teony Avenue (Bosworth and 107th Area) Both sides of streets shutdown due to trees down. A

tree crushed a car.

Akron: Sand Run Parkway in Akron is closed between Portage Path and Sand Run Road.

Bedford: Broadway Ave (Route 14) in the Downtown Bedford between Columbus Road and E. Monroe is closed due to wires across the roadway. Semi-trucks should detour and by-pass the area by using Northfield Rd (Route 8). At this time we no ETA from CEI.

Blaine St, by UHHS Bedford Medical Center is closed at Center Rd due to tree and wires down across the roadway. At this time we no ETA from CEI

Palmetto road is closed at daisy due to a tree across the roadway.

Berea: The traffic light is not working at Eastland and East Bagley roads.

An apartment complex located at 101 S. Rocky River Drive has and electrical pole on top of it.

Brecksville: Significant flooding at Riverview and Vaughn Road.

North Royalton: Edgerton Road is closed because of fallen power lines. That’s between Bennett and Ridge roads.

North Olmsted: A large metal pole is blocking the left lane on I-480 eastbound. That’s before Stearns Road.

North Olmsted: Porter Road still closed between Martin Dr & Center Ridge Rd.

Streetsboro: Route 303 at bypass and between Jefferson and Stone roads Closed due to flooding.

LaGrange: SR 303, just west of SR 301 in the village of LaGrange is closed due to a fallen tree.

Elyria: Minor flooding along the 300 block of Furnace Street and at Spring Valley Country Club.

Elyria Municipal Court is closed today per Judge Gary Bennett.

Lake County: State Route 608 is closed in both directions at Winchell Road due to downed power lines.

Parma: Parma Municipal Court is Closed due to low power. Parma City Hall is Closed.

Rockside Road east of Broadview Road is closed, along with Regency Drive between Powers Blvd. and Ridgewood Drive

High water is creating an issue on Pearl Road at Virginia Avenue and the area should be avoided.

Power is out to many traffic signals and motorist should

Read more: http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/weather/hurricane/Northeast-Ohio-storm-report-Downed-trees-flooding-and-road-closures#ixzz2AmyCyTid

Gusty Winds, Waves, Closed Down Lakeshore Roads!  was originally published on wzakcleveland.com