City of Cleveland’s Final Winter Weather Update – January 8, 2014 at 5:15 PM

CLEVELAND – Cold temperatures overnight will give way to more normal winter conditions in the City of Cleveland on Thursday, January 9; therefore, this will be the final winter weather update issued for this weather event. All City of Cleveland Departments and Divisions are returning to normal operations.

This week’s extreme weather is a good reminder to prepare yourself, your family and your home for future emergencies and inclement weather.  Take steps now before extreme weather strikes again! A little advanced planning goes a long way; and if worse comes to worst, you’ll be ready. Know how to Winterize your vehicle and Prepare for the Next Winter Storm! Visit for more information on emergency preparedness.

As always, for life-threatening situations, always dial 9-1-1. For general social, health and government service referrals – including emergency shelter and food assistance – please dial 2-1-1 for United Way or visit

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  • Recreation centers will close this evening at 8 p.m., including the three sites (Fairfax, Sterling and Michael Zone) that have been serving as 24 hour shelters. Individuals who sought shelter at the recreation centers have been provided additional information regarding shelter and food assistance. Beginning Thursday, January 9, all recreation centers will return to their regular hours. Click here for recreation centers and schedules.
  • Icy conditions may still exist and motorists are encouraged to use caution and allow extra travel time. The Division of Streets will continue to service residential areas throughout the night, salting and plowing where necessary. Main roads remain in good condition.
  • There is a one-day delay in waste collection this week. If your normal collection day is Wednesday, your waste will be picked up on Thursday. If your normal collection day is Thursday, your waste will be picked up on Friday, etc.
  • With the rise in temperatures, some homeowners are experiencing breaking of pipes. Residents should call a private plumber for assistance.  You can research certified plumbers at the Better Business Bureau Website
  • For broken water meters: Please call 216-664-3060.