Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Share your photos of the Blizzard of 2012
Not even a Blizzard Warning could keep people from hitting the stores and restaurants around Westlake on Wednesday. Were you out today, or did you stay in? Share your blizzard photos here. Click the "Upload photos and videos" button. Around 1 p.m., BSpot in Crocker Park was almost full. Nick Brown of Dayton and Lauren Bartolozzi of Athens were two of the people who braved the snow to come out to Crocker Park. They were staying with Bartolozzi's mother in Cleveland's West Park neighborhood for Christmas. "We were supposed to go down to Athens today," Bartolozzi said as they sat at the bar at B Spot. "But with the storm, we decided to stay. So we came out so I could get some new shoes, and have lunch." Brown said they'd probably be heading …
Have a weather-related closing or cancellation? Share it in the comments.
Westlake Porter Public Library was closing at 3 p.m. Wednesday, library staff announced just after 2 p.m.. A statement from the library asked residents planning to come to the library on Thursday to call 440-871-2600 to check that it is open. As of 2:20 p.m., the Westlake Recreation Center remained open and had no plans to close early. Does your business, church or organization have a weather-related cancellation or closing? Post it in the comments.
Tips provided by Ohio Highway Patrol and FEMA
Wednesday's Blizzard Warning and the weather that comes with it will likely make roads hazardous. Ohio Highway Patrol reports that from December 2011 through March 2012, 15,526 crashes occurred on snow-, ice- or slush-covered roadways, killing 27 people and injuring 4,529. Speed was a factor in 72 percent of the crashes. We haven't had much practice lately in severe winter weather, so it's a good time to remember how to do it right. The state Highway Patrol and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have offered some tips for driving safely in the snow and items you should keep in your car in case of an emergency.
Have the snowblowers and shovels ready