Beacon Journal staff report
- Ohioans suffer through second day of cold blast
- Weather leads Ohio Senate panel to cancel meeting
- Stow providing shelter for residents without heat
- Polar freeze settles over South, East
- Construction industry adjusts to cold conditions
- U.S. power grid operator urges electricity conservation due to cold weather demand
- Dominion East Ohio Gas asks western Ohio customers to conserve
- Amid cold, students get early entry to Ohio State-Michigan State basketball game
- Wind chill warning expires across region Wednesday
- Frigid temperatures break records in Akron area
- Utilities urge customers to cut back on electricity and natural gas use
- Area closings and delays
- Doctors urge caution as thermometer drops
- Cold weather could extend holiday break for schools
- Jan. 25, 1985, was Ohio record for wind chill with readings of 70 to 80 degrees below zero
- Homeless shelter prepares for rise in clients as temperatures drop
- Warming centers, other facilities open during cold spell
- How to prevent and deal with frozen pipes
- Frigid temperatures, dangerous wind chill force numerous cancellations
- Line rupture spills water on roads in Ohio capital
- Cleveland casino to reopen Tuesday afternoon
- AAA flooded with calls from stranded motorists
- Winter blast strands some airline travelers in Cleveland and Akron
Some intermittent television cable, phone and internet outages were reported by Time Warner Cable because of the cold weather.
Spokesman Mike Hogan said the cable system experienced pocket outages in the Midwest last night due to the incredibly cold weather.
“This created a phenomenon called ‘suck out.’ Cold temperatures can cause coax feeder cable to retract and can literally pull out from connectors.”
Hogan said the problem can range from just a few customers to a widespread outage.
“These are random occurrences rather than wide-spread issues,” he said. “We are working on getting services restored.”
Hogan said he did not have details on how many customers were impacted.