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ODOT Plows ‘Go Green,’ Prepare for Snow

CLEVELAND — What a difference a day makes. Thursday it was sunshine and 60-plus-degrees.

Friday, it’s freezing rain and snow.

“Moving into ice and snow season our biggest message is this: ice and snow, take it slow,” Ohio Department of Transportation spokesperson Jocelynn Clemings said.

ODOT snow plows are loading up on the salt and ready to hit the roads.

Since this is lake effect snow, they will be focusing on highways in Lake, Cuyahoga and Geauga counties.

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This season some ODOT trucks are going green.

“This is something new. We are implementing some green strobe lights on some of our plow trucks,” Clemings said.

The green lights will be in addition to the traditional white and amber lights.

“That gives us a very unique look so you know you are behind an ODOT snow plow,” Clemings said.

While the plows are ready, not everyone else is.

Our rapid weather change caught some Black Friday shoppers off-guard.

“Fortunately I grabbed my jacket,” said Kevin Buzek as he left the Target in Steelyard Commons as the snow flurries started.

“I’m not complaining. We made it through Halloween and Thanksgiving, so I am not complaining. This is Cleveland,” said shopper Brooke Cannon.