Wall of snow plows formed to clear roadways

Wall of snow plows formed to clear roadways

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The snow machine cranked up overnight.

Richland and Ashland are the only counties, so far, that have issued snow emergencies. They were under a Level 1.

The Village of Newburgh Heights has issued a snow parking ban until further notice. They are asking residents to move their cars out of the streets so plows can better clear the roadway.

Eighty trucks and drivers in Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties will work around the clock on 12-hour shifts treating and salting the roadways to make sure motorists get to their destinations safely.

During the Wednesday morning commute, those traveling in eastern Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties should be prepared for snow-covered roads and reduced visibility due to possible heavy snow showers.

As the air temperature continues to drop, so will the pavement temperatures. The pavement temperatures are important to ODOT because that is how they decide what products will be most effective for treating the roads to keep them free of ice and snow.

A Lake Effect Snow Watch for Lake and Geauga counties continues through Thursday afternoon.  Snow accumulations of six to 14 inches are possible where snow bands persist.

ODOT District 4 is ready as well in Ashtabula, Mahoning, Portage, Stark, Summit and Trumbull counties through Wednesday. ODOT says over 110 drivers will be working 12 hour shifts plowing and salting the roads. During the storm trucks will be spreading salt and salt brine on the roads.

Ashtabula County – 23 trucks

Mahoning County – 16 trucks

Portage County – 12 trucks

Stark County – 17 trucks

Summit County- 18 trucks

Trumbull County 23 trucks

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