Indians fans dreaming of spring at Tribe Fest, despite the upcoming snow this weekend

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CLEVELAND--The snow is on its way, and that means Ohio Department of Transportation is preparing for what's to come.
A spokesperson for ODOT tells FOX 8 all 80 crews will be out on the roads over the weekend, keeping drivers safe."They will be on the road just looking for any icy patches, we've had a real dip in temperature here so they'll be watching for those bridges and overpasses
that tend to freeze first and treating as necessary," said Jocelynn Clemmings.

At the same time, many people in Northeast Ohio are just hoping to make it to Spring without too much more nasty weather. Many people explained they are trying to stay positive, but it really helps when you can dream about spending time outside--cheering for your favorite team.

That's what many Cleveland Indians fans were saying about the Tribe Fest event at Progressive Field on Saturday.  Despite the forecast of snow, people spent time enjoying the thought of a baseball game.  Families spent time getting autographs from the players, and kids were able to get experienced help as they swung in the batting cages.

 

"This is a good perspective that spring is going to be coming soon and that the warmer weather is coming so
we can have that to look forward to," said Heidi Bistak, of Mentor.Northeast Ohioans know it's only January and you really can't expect to be out of the woods yet.

But it always helps to have something exciting to think about.

"It's cold, everyone wants to stay inside, so you're given this opportunity to come down here
and be part of the Indians experience, even in the winter is pretty cool," one fan said.