The city of Cleveland is continuing to face severe weather conditions and the impact of Hurricane Sandy. Roads may be blocked by downed trees and powerlines.Several traffic signals are out. Please treat these intersections as a four-waystop. The public should use extreme cautioniftheymustbe onthe roads.
Here is a summary of what we have faced:
The Division of Fire responded to 1100 assignments,mostly weather-related hazard assignments including downed powerlines over the last 24-hours.
36 fire apparatus were deployed and an additional 12one-person crews were called up to assist with downed wires.
Police responded to1400 assignments during that same time period. Shifts have been extended by four hours.
The normal10-hour work day is now 14 hours. We have at least 128 assignments pendinga sof 8 a.m.
Approximately40 individuals are working traffic control–Traffic Controllers,
Cleveland Police Distric tOfficers and Community Service Officers.
WARN Wide Area Rapid Notification messages were sent to approximately 40,000 Cleveland seniors.
EMS handled 334 calls forservice over the last 24-hours.
Urban Forestry received 160 reports of trees down overnight and that number is rising.T he majority of these are on the west side of the city.
Eight crews are currently working with an additional 13 crews being deployed. Blocked streets are the priority.This isc omplicated by downed powerlines.Tor eport trees down,call 664-3104.
Ceveland Public Power is reporting10,500 customers without power as of 7 a.m.today. 58 crews are working to restore power. The priorities are downed lines and transformers. Service has been restored to nearly 7,000 customers since 3 a.m. However,ongoing weather conditions are causing additional outages. Please cal l664-3156t o report an outage.
Cleveland Water reports no impact to water service at this time.
Water Pollution Control reports flooding at Big Creek, Broadway&Turney, Memphis &Fulton and DoanBrook. Flooding is predicted at Euclid Creek. We are also checking known problem areas including underpasses and low-lying areas.To report flooding,call 664-2513.
Flight operations at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport have been suspended until at least 3p.m. today. The airlines may assume a limited schedule at that time. Route 237 is closed due to flooding. Access to the airport is maintained via I-71.
Burke Lakefront Airport has sustained damage and isbeing assessed.There is currently no air traffic at Burke.