ODOT Crews Ready to Battle Overnight Snow

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The Ohio Department of Transportation is not taking any chances when it comes to the possibility of snow falling in the overnight hours.

ODOT’s District 12 will have crews out overnight in Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga Counties according to Jaclyn Schafer with the district’s communications office.

Schafer says 16 snowplows will be running in Cuyahoga County, 10 in Geauga County, while Lake County will have seven up and running.

Fox 8 Meteorologist Scott Sabol anticipates pockets of mixed precipitation will develop late tonight and persist into Wednesday morning. A slushy accumulation of 1-2 inches is anticipated by tomorrow afternoon.

ODOT says hills, intersections, ramps and curves will have priority when it comes to road salting.

According to Schafer, last snow season, ODOT District 12 used more than 80,000 tons of salt on 2,644 lane miles of interstates, highways, routes and ramps.