The first heavy snow storm to hit Northeast Ohio this year dropped more than half a foot of the white stuff on Twinsburg and the village of Reminderville, but did not cause any major problems in those areas, according to the police departments there.
Reminderville Police Department administrative assistant Mark Wilson said the roads in the 2-square-mile village the day after Christmas, though poor, were quickly cleared by the village service department.
“Our guys are great,” Wilson said. “The roads are fine right now.”
Neither the Twinsburg police nor fire departments reported any major storm-related accidents or injuries, though multiple cars on Interstate 480 and the city’s side roads spun out, according to the Twinsburg Police Department.
Lt. Bob Gonsiewski said 15 motorists required assistance across the 12.5-square-mile city, some on side roads, some on Interstate 480. Three of the 15 incidents required accident reports, Gonsiewski said. The accident calls started coming in around 11 a.m. Dec. 26 and stopped around 7 a.m. this morning.
“Everybody either stopped driving entirely or slowed down,” said Twinsburg Fire Capt. Don Simon.
Simon added that the Dec. 21 snowfall — the first of the year and a lighter dusting than the Dec. 26 storm — was more chaotic for drivers, as the Twinsburg Fire Department responded to many more calls then than yesterday. Gonsiewski confirmed that 60 motorists required assistance Dec. 21.
Gary Fontaine, a foreman with the Twinsburg Service Department, said the roads in the city are now clear, and that salt trucks will be on the road until about 3 p.m. today.
The cul-de-sacs are where we have the most congestion of snow ... it’s the hardest area to get cleaned up,” Fontaine. “We take our smaller trucks in there and try to take of that for the residents.”
Fontaine added that trash collection was delayed Dec. 26, and that the collection companies are catching up today.
Editor’s Note: Reporter Conner Howard contributed to this story.