CLEVELAND-- So your side street hasn't seen a snow plow lately? Well, it's going to be a while.
Cleveland's policy is 24-36 hours after the snow stops. That's when they'll focus on hitting residential areas. The primary and secondary roads are paramount in consistent snow conditions like the one we are having now.
"We have been working 24 hours a day since Thursday," said Michael Cox, spokesperson for Public Works Cleveland. "We have cleared the main roads several times already. We are now in the residential areas but crews may have to pull out again and help primary roads tonight."
Cleveland Public Works has 42 trucks out. ODOT has dozens more working 12-hour shifts. The city parking ban has been lifted for the time being but it's always a nice gesture to park in the driveway if you can.
ODOT uses 70,000 tons of salt annually in Northeast Ohio. So far, we have only used about 24,000 tons.