Snow removal crews clearing roads throughout the day

Snow removal crews clearing roads throughout the day

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The Ohio Department of Transportation is busy keeping highways clear of snow in northeast Ohio.

ODOT District 12, which covers Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga Counties says they have 80 trucks out across the area throughout the day.

District 4, which covers six counties including Summit, Stark, Portage and Ashtabula has 80 trucks, as well.

Since there was a lot of residual salt left on the roads from Monday's snowfall, crews did not pre-treat the roads. During the storm, crews use salt and various liquids to coat the salt, increasing it's efficiency during cold weather.

In Cleveland, the city has about 40 crews servicing main and secondary streets until the snow stops. When that happens, they will work on the secondary streets.

The City of Cleveland says they have 20,000 tons of salt available. They are asking that people avoid parking on the streets so that plows can clear them more effectively.

Remember to take it slow and leave room for the plows. Plan ahead and give yourself extra time to get to where you're going.

You can also check road conditions and highway cameras by visiting ODOT's website, OHGO.

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