Portions of northeast Ohio see first heavy snow |

Portions of northeast Ohio see first heavy snow

The Associated Press

CLEVELAND — Though the official start of winter is still more than a month away, parts of northeast Ohio were slammed with up to 12 inches of snow on Thursday.

The National Weather Service reports that Mentor received more than 12 inches of snow by late Thursday, Painesville had 11.5 inches and Madison had 10 inches. Snow is expected to continue into Friday morning and Cleveland, along with portions of Lorain, Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties, could get another 2 to 4 inches of snow. Temperatures are expected to be in the 20s.

The snow caused traffic backups for hours along Interstate 90 as vehicles became stuck or went sliding off the road. No injuries have been reported.

Some communities have announced overnight parking bans.

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