CLEVELAND – Grocery shoppers did what grocers usually do when a big snowstorm hits the Great Lakes: They bought a few more, just in case.
“I came here to get the ingredients I needed to make spaghetti sauce,” Edwina Neal said while waiting in a line of about a dozen people at a supermarket in Shaker Heights on Wednesday night.
“If I had to stay home for a few days, I would have something to eat,” Ms. Neal said. “But we’re used to this kind of snowfall in Cleveland.”
Although maybe not. About 3 to 6 inches fell in the area overnight, keeping many commuters out of the streets and forcing schools and colleges to close or switch to distance learning, and forecasters predict that total 12 to 16 inches will decrease before a day is taken.
If so, that would be close to or higher than the city the one-day record is 13.6 inches falls on February 23, 1999.
However, in Lakewood, Ohio, a suburb just west of Cleveland, the area seems to be handling the snow fairly well, with streets clear and shops open Thursday morning. A mid-January snowfall of 15 inches for two days brought public transport to a halt, but buses and trains were up and running early Thursday.
“I hope they can make it through this blizzard, because so many of us need those services to get going,” said Ariel Hawthorne, an office cleaner waiting for a light train. do. “We need to eat and we need to go to work, and not all of us have a car to do those things.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/03/us/ohio-weather-snow-emergency.html In Ohio, Cleveland suffered another blizzard