Hurricane Sandy’s high winds and heavy rain is causing closings and driving bans.
Lorain Schools will be closed Tuesday and Lorain City Hall will only be open for emergency services due to the possibility of wind gusts from nearby Lake Erie of about 60 mph.
“The wind’s really nasty down here and it’s only going to get worse,” said Lorain Auditor Ron Mantini who has worked at City Hall at 200 W. Erie Ave., since 2000. “I’ve seen some pretty heavy wind since I’ve been here, but they’ve never closed City Hall before.”
Vermilion Schools are also closed Tuesday.
“We didn’t want to take a chance on any child getting hurt,” said Vermilion Superintendent Phil Pempin. “We decided to err on the side of caution.”
High winds have also led to a ban on triple tractor trailers and double tractor trailers on the Ohio Turnpike that began at 5 p.m. today and continues until 10 a.m. Tuesday. Also banned are double tractor trailers 90 feet or longer as well as campers and mobile homes.
Check back at www.chroniclet.com and read Tuesday’s Chronicle for more on the storm.