City of Cleveland’s Winter Weather Update – January 8, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Temperatures in the city today will slowly climb and make their way back to normal levels. The Emergency Operations Center remains activate to monitor conditions and assist with coordination of services for Cleveland residents. We encourage residents to take proper precautions if they must travel outside and to dress appropriately as the weather conditions can still create issues. For life-threatening situations, always dial 9-1-1. For general social, health and government service referrals, please dial 2-1-1 for United Way or visit

City of Cleveland’s Winter Weather Update – Jan. 8 11:00 AM


  • Warming Centers: The following is the number of people who utilized the 24 hour warming centers overnight on Tuesday, January 8:
    • Fairfax: 2
    • Sterling: 2
    • Zone: 25

Recreation centers will be open until 8:00 p.m. today and transition into normal operations. For a full list of recreation centers and hours of operation click here.

  • Roads: The Division of Streets is reporting that primary roads throughout the city are in good condition and that they are currently servicing residential and secondary streets as of 8:00 AM. Extreme low temperatures can make treating road ice difficult. Please allow extra travel time and drive carefully.
  • EMS: The Division of EMS is reporting 26 calls for service with cold exposure as the primary diagnosis from January 6 to January 8. More details on these calls for service can be found here.
  • City Staff: All city staff returned to regularly scheduled hours on Wednesday, January 8, 2014.
  • Waste collection: Waste collection resumed today Wednesday, January 8, 2014. There has been a one day delay in pick-up. If your normal collection day was Tuesday, your waste will be picked up today, on Wednesday. If your normal collection day is Wednesday, your waste will be picked up on Thursday, etc.
  • Cleveland Water:
    • Medina County has asked Cleveland Water to utilize their emergency water connections due to lack of production from Avon Lake Municipal Utilities, whose water intake system has frozen in Lake Erie. Cleveland Water is activating the emergency connections with Medina County this morning.  Cleveland Water has the capacity to assist in this emergency situation given its multiple water intake points and redundancies built in to the system.
    • Cleveland Water anticipates an increase in water main breaks as temperatures are rising. Crews repaired 11 water mains yesterday.
    • Cleveland Water is reporting a high volume of customer calls.
      • For frozen pipes: Please call a private plumber for assistance. Cleveland Water does not provide assistance with frozen customer plumbing. Read all of Cleveland Water’s cold weather tips<> and be prepared for the winter weather that’s yet to come.
      • For broken water meters: Please call 216-664-3060.