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Northeast Ohio gears up for snow as winter weather finally arrives

LAKEWOOD—Based on the temperature change, it feels like we have gone from summer to winter in one day. Northeast Ohio has experienced a shock to the system, as there is now evidence of the first snowfall.

Sure,  we’re ready...maybe.

“I guess during the holidays that’s when I want the snow, when it’s March I don’t want it,” said Brock Rubesa.

Rubesa, was running errands in Lakewood with Alyssa Cady when the snow began to fall Saturday evening.

"We saw people wearing sandals yesterday [Friday], wearing shorts and tank tops and now
we are wearing scarves,” said Cady.

Saturday night, the snow was flying. And though it can be a pretty sight, people also acknowledged the work that goes along with it.

The Ohio Department of Transportation knows.

"The first [snow] seems to bring out the nerves in everyone for driving in the snow
again,” Amanda McFarland said.

McFarland, spokesperson for ODOT District 12, tells Fox 8 more than 60 trucks and drivers will be out on the roads salting and treating as necessary.

ODOT is also hoping that more people look their smartphones and check out the OHGO app before they get on the roads during this snowy season.

OHGO was launched in the summer of 2016 and can be a resource to see how weather can impact your travels.

"You can also look at our traffic cameras to check out our roads and see what conditions they are in as well,” McFarland said.