ODOT Preps for 1st Major Winter Storm

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CLEVELAND -- Ohio Department of Transportation workers are planning to pretreat the major freeways and roadways beginning at 10 Tuesday night.

With the snow storm coming Wednesday morning, they feel a nice thick layer of salt and brine will give them a head start.  Fifty trucks will be on duty at a time. They plan on steady shifts through the weekend.

ODOT spokesman Ed Rahel says they take a lot of pride in keeping you safe from dangerous snow and ice.

Please keep your distance -- at least 100 feet back. If you can read the signs on the trucks you're too close. You'll also notice the new green, amber and white lights on the trucks this year.  Green is the most visible to the human eye in white-out conditions.

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