CLEVELAND - As Fox 8's AJ Colby says, the rain will be changing to snow late this morning and early afternoon, and that means that the Ohio Department of Transportation will be out at around 10 a.m. to start treating the roads.
Sunday's early morning rain kept them from going out earlier, as pre-treating the roads in the rain would simply wash away the actual treatment substance. So as soon as the transition to snow begins, ODOT says 75 trucks and their drivers will hit the roads. ODOT promises that they'll work around the clock to patrol and treat roadways and will adjust staffing levels as needed during the storm.
Actual road temperatures are expected to dip below freezing and ODOT wants to remind drivers that icy spots will show up first and stay later on ramps, bridges and overpasses.
If you want to check out road conditions before you travel, ODOT's "KNO B4 U GO" website has the latest road and weather conditions along with traffic speeds and traffic cameras.