April 19, 2014

Elyria
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Trooper: Stay home, if possible, until storm ends

As the winter storm pounded the area Tuesday, cars were slipping and sliding all over – and off – roads.

“We’re seeing a lot of people spinning out and sliding off the road,” said Trooper Michael Adams of the Ohio Highway Patrol.

The roads weren’t bad in the first few hours of the storm, he said, and that may have made people feel more comfortable venturing out. But as the weather worsened, people didn’t slow down enough, he said.

Most of the accidents the Highway Patrol was handling, he said, were south of Route 20.

Avon police reported “several” spin-outs on the stretch of Interstate 90 through the city, but no injuries.

Don’t go out unless you absolutely have to, Adams said, slow down, and allow extra time to get where you’re going.

The winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service remains in effect until 7 p.m. Wednesday. Six to 10 inches of snow are still predicted.

Both Elyria and Lorain school districts, as well as Clearview, already have announced they’ll be closed Wednesday.

Contact Melissa Hebert at 329-7129 or mhebert@chroniclet.com.